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CT: Nursing home hit with $10,000 fine after alleged sex assault

Source: ctmirror.org 9/30/21

The state Department of Public Health has fined the owners of an East Windsor nursing home $10,000 for failing to protect the safety of their residents and staff when they admitted a 50-year-old registered sex offender from Massachusetts who allegedly tried to sexually assault a nurse.

The incident occurred on May 19, when Miguel _____, a convicted rapist and a registered sex offender in Massachusetts with a warrant out for his arrest at that time, allegedly locked a female employee in his room at the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home and tried to force her to perform oral sex.

DPH investigators’ 88-page report includes an interview with the nurse and reports other incidents when Miguel _____had made sexual suggestions or threats against staff in the month he had been there — and in one instance was caught looking at pornography on a computer in a nurse’s office.

In the weeks before the alleged attack, Miguel _____had threatened to “choke someone out” and warned staff he “wasn’t someone to be f… with,” the report states.

DPH investigators visited Fresh River on June 14, the same day that the CT Mirror published a story about Miguel _____ and the alleged assault.

Miguel _____was arrested later that month and charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. He was extradited back to Connecticut and is being held on $300,000 bail. His next court appearance is Nov. 6.

The 50-year-old Miguel _____wasn’t known to local police because of a loophole in Connecticut’s sex offender laws, which do not require nursing home operators to inform state police when they admit a registered sex offender from another state into one of their facilities.

The law currently places the burden on the sex offender themselves to register. Several Republican lawmakers have said that they will propose legislation in the next session to close the loophole. It was too late to do so in the last legislative session.

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A 50 year old in a nursing home? Taking the article at face value (which I don’t) obviously too spry for a convalescent hospital, that lunatic belonged in a padded flippen’ room!

Oh, and thanks for helping us out, Miguel old buddy. This is just the shot in the arm our public image needed!

Last edited 19 days ago by C

A loophole ? seems I heard that somewhere , I hope they find him not guilty of the alleged crime

How does a patient lock an employee in their patient room? Fire code would require the door to always be openable from the inside in case of fire. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Sounds to me that he was just a scape goat to an unhappy employee. I think most of us have experienced that the legal system (the government) considers anyone accused of a sexual act to be guilty unless they can prove beyond a doubt that they are innocent. Mere accusation is all that they need to get a conviction in the USA. I believe that the lawmakers and the judges know what they would have done in a situation and so they assume that any man would do that. Just consider all the sexual thoughts that must be going on inside of Chris Smiths head to cause him to come up with all of these inhuman laws. He must believe that every man thinks of doing all the terrible things that he must be doing.
Little do they know that not all men think like them.
I have never met more respectful and thoughtful men than the men that were in prison for the same bs charges as myself. The really bad men had on guard uniforms. They had no respect at all for others. They were hateful angry bullies.

Last edited 19 days ago by J.K.

Outsider, that comment is disturbing! The guy is clearly dangerous and he probably has medical problems!

This story isn’t funny but I can’t help but laugh at how much Hell this guy gave the staff at the Fresh River nursing home.
I don’t understand why people on the registry in California are still trying to hold on to the old lives they use to have before the registry, it doesn’t matter even if you do manage to survive in your youth, the registry will eventually catch up with you in your old age especially if you develop mental health issues, you’ll be sent to prison at 82 years old with Alzheimer’s disease and not even remember how you got there.
Before California passed SB384 the plan was to enter fight or flight after my kids graduated from high school because I knew I could never grow old on the registry and I knew that because of the registry if I ever had grand kids, there was a strong possibility that I wouldn’t be able to be in their lives, yeah my kids trust me because I rasid them but my children’s significant others and family might not agree,
I was speaking with Dylan Ford at the Los Angeles Public defenders office he told me people have been calling him who are 80-90 years old in wheelchairs with breathing tubes trying get off the registry so they can die in peace

Good luck

Last edited 19 days ago by AERO1

This time next year I’m sure CT will require sex offender and criminal background checks on all admissions to nursing homes. I just hope that rehab facilities and hospitals don’t follow (and I hope other states don’t follow). I’ve had several hospital admissions which have all had zero criminal-related issues. That said, many men admitted to hospitals have felony convictions (many are there as a result of gun fire in major cities) so I’m really not sure whether this legislation will be practical. Many nursing home residents, especially those with dementia, engage in antisocial behavior sometimes, including sexual misconduct. It just comes with the territory for the staff at these facilities, which is why they have orderlies and security staff. I’m sorry this healthcare worker was assaulted, and the facility might be negligent, but they can’t prevent dangerous people from getting care.

this was in may why are we hearing about this now! sounds manufactured to me!

When i read a story like this one that seems a little shady and there are a lot that dont pass the smell test, I wonder if the powers to be are getting a little scared that maybe they are slowly losing support or public interest in there dystopian laws no matter how small it may be

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