NW IA Nursing Home fined after reported sexual assault

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November 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

POMEROY, Iowa (AP) – The state of Iowa has fined a Pomeroy nursing home where an 8-year-old girl reported seeing an elderly resident being sexually assaulted by a registered sex offender who lives there. The Des Moines Register says the 83-year-old sex offender hasn’t been charged but that a Calhoun County prosecutor says charges are expected. State records say an Iowa judge had ordered the man placed in the Pomeroy Care Center. The girl had been visiting a relative on Aug. 21. She told officials she saw the man in the room of a resident in her upper 90s who has dementia. The state fined the center $10,000 last week for failing to protect its residents. The center’s administrator declined to comment on the state allegations.