Physical Therapist LuRon Anderson Accused of Sexually Assaulting Assisted Living Facility Resident
Physical therapist LuRon Anderson has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a resident of Rosetta Assisted Living in Pasco. He faces charges of two counts of indecent liberties and one count of fourth-degree assault.
The alleged sexual assault happened while Anderson was visiting one of his patients at the facility, but the victim is not one of his patients. Court documents say that Anderson has admitted to rubbing the woman’s chest without her consent after entering her room.
Anderson is an in-home physical therapist who also works with nursing home residents in the Tri-Cities area. He had one client at Rosetta and was visiting that patient on January 3 – the day of the alleged sexual assault.
The woman immediately reported the incident to Rosetta staff members, telling them that Anderson had done “inappropriate things.” Staff members called 911 shortly afterward.
The victim identified Anderson to staff members before he left the facility. A visitor log showed that he was at Rosetta between 11:00 and 11:35 a.m.
Anderson contacted the sheriff’s office himself later that day after finding out that the police were looking for him. He agreed to meet for an interview and was arrested that evening.
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Lawsuits For Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor and founder of AbuseGuardian.com – a national alliance of sex abuse victims lawyers. We’ve asked Brian to share some of his knowledge on the legal rights of nursing home abuse victims and their families:
The safety of residents must be the top priority at nursing homes. A proper safety plan should cover several bases, including making sure that residents are protected from all forms of abuse. Sadly, there have been widespread reports of nursing home residents being physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by staff members, fellow residents, and visitors to their facilities.
When a nursing home resident becomes a victim of abuse, both the abuser and the nursing home should be investigated. A police investigation may result in the prosecution of the perpetrator, while attorneys can also investigate the facility for evidence of negligence. For example, a nursing home could be considered negligent for having inadequate supervision that resulted in a resident being sexually abused by a visitor.
In cases that involve negligence, nursing home abuse victims and their families may have the right to file a lawsuit against the facility.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you can learn mor about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.
Rosetta Assisted Living in Pasco, WA
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