Nursing home accused of failure to report resident-to-resident sexual contact

A Massachusetts nursing home failed to report the alleged unsolicited sexual contact between residents, according to a report by a state agency.

An unnamed male resident at Taunton Nursing Home repeatedly initiated sexual contact with fellow residents over five months in 2014, according to the state Department of Public Health. The department said the home did not stop the resident from having unsupervised access to female residents, and also leveled it with 17 other health deficiencies. These included trying to cover up a medication mismanagement incident, according to the Taunton Gazette. It has been fined three years in a row for uncleanliness, the paper reported.

Taunton Nursing Home was ordered to pay $23,563 in fines in December. Reached by phone, administrator John Brennan declined McKnight's request for comment Tuesday afternoon.

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