Editor:I have been busy over at Refugee Resettlement Watch these days as news has picked up there now that Biden says he will attempt to move 62,500 refugees from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to your towns before September 30th. But, issues involving abuse of vulnerable seniors move to the top of my priority list here at ‘Frauds and Crooks.’
‘The whole thing is horrific’: West Haven apartment complex promises increased security after alleged sexual assault of elderly woman
WEST HAVEN — In the wake of the alleged sexual assault of a 74-year-old resident, those living in the city’s Surfside apartments are angry and fearful, and a housing authority official said some immediate changes would be implemented, including increased security.
But residents of the building at 200 Oak St. — apartments for seniors, the disabled and others — say it’s too little too late, as they have been complaining of lax security for years.
Security is being increased at the building and future safety measures are in the works, said Savin Rock Communities/Housing Authority Executive Director John Counter.
“The whole thing is horrific,” he said of the alleged sexual assault. “I’ve got an 82-year-old mother and an 89-year-old father. I can’t imagine the trauma of getting whipped around by a …strongman.”
The sexual assault victim is hospitalized and police said she may have suffered a heart attack as a result of the incident.
The suspect, Giani Morales, 27, of Massachusetts is being held in lieu of $1.25 million bail per order of a judge in Milford who oversaw Morales’ arraignment.
“This is one of the most appalling scenarios that I have read in a police report in the 25-plus years that I have been a judge,” Judge Maureen Dennis told Morales in court.
Morales is charged with first-degree sexual assault, home invasion, first-degree burglary, third-degree assault of an elderly person and third-degree assault.
According to a police report, Morales allegedly exposed himself to the woman while near the building’s elevators, then pushed her inside her apartment and assaulted her. The woman was hospitalized after the incident, potentially having suffered a heart attack, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Alanna Paul.
You will see (hear from their accent) that the white victim and her brother are immigrants themselves perhaps from Eastern Europe.
‘They must change’: Seattle woman, brother speak after hidden camera nursing home rape arrest
SEATTLE — KIRO 7 first told you earlier this month that prosecutors had charged 29-year-old nursing assistant, Nshimiyiana Hamzat, with second-degree rape after they said he was captured on hidden camera repeatedly raping a disabled patient in his care at Foss Home and Village in North Seattle.
Hamzat is currently booked in the King County Jail.
Charging papers say the hidden camera was disguised as a phone charger and placed in the room at Foss Home and Village nursing home, unbeknownst to the victim by her brother, who she had told about the alleged sexual abuse after initially suffering in silence.
That woman and her brother, whose identities we’re concealing given the allegations, are now sharing their stories for the first time with KIRO 7 in hopes of creating change at the nursing home that KIRO 7 recently learned is tied to another Seattle police investigation involving the reported sexual assault of a 93-year-old woman.
They also shared screenshots of the video they said was turned over to Seattle police that led to the rape charges.
“I asked him, what are you doing to me? He said back to me, ‘I’m trying to help you, I’m trying to clean you’,” said the victim in an interview with KIRO 7. “It was really terrible.”
Watch the news clip to see the camera (you might need one someday!) used by the victim’s brother who said it made him sick to see what it recorded.
The video shows she was raped twice a day on two different days.
Here is the latest news from last week. It is an Associated Press story they condensed from the Seattle Times. The AP story might actually be distributed widely throughout the country.
Seattle Nursing Home to Pay $8M in Sexual Assault Lawsuit
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle nursing home’s insurer has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a disabled woman who was sexually assaulted while in the facility’s care.
Foss Home and Village agreed to settle the 2019 lawsuit claiming the facility was negligent in its hiring and its failure to have a system in place that ensured the plaintiff’s care was “monitored and properly supervised.”
The lawsuit was filed after the woman, who is in her 50s with multiple sclerosis, told relatives about the abuse. One relative placed a hidden camera in her room, the Seattle Times reported.
The video captured the woman being repeatedly raped by a male employee, according to King County prosecutors who charged Nshimiyiana Hamzat with rape and indecent liberties two years ago.
See also the Seattle Times story where the victim’s attorney is quoted:
Seattle nursing home settles lawsuit for $8 million after worker allegedly raped woman repeatedly
“They had one male staffer cleaning the genitalia of disabled females,” said plaintiff’s attorney Darrell L. Cochran who worked on the case with attorney Kevin Hastings. “That’s a terribly dangerous practice.” [There should be a law in fact, that vulnerable women are only cared for by other women!-ed]
And, a warning to all:
Cochran said that while the $8 million settlement got Foss’ attention, “everyone should be on the alert for their elderly family and friends because sometimes assistant living homes have good policies but really bad practices.”
This is not the only case of rape allegations in care facilities we have reported.
See a similar case in Minnesota just last month where a son set up a surveillance camera because he feared Mom was being abused.
Son catches Minnesota senior home worker sexually assaulting 83-year-old mom on webcam: reports
A Minnesota senior home employee was caught sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman, who has Alzheimer’s disease, when her son checked in on her via webcam Monday night, according to reports.
The son said he remotely witnessed 52-year-old Olabamidele Olumide Bewaji caress and undress his mother before sexually assaulting her twice in her room at the Pillars of Mankato Senior Living home, the Mankato Free Press reported, citing a court complaint.
He told investigators that he used a speaker on the camera to demand Bewaji stop, according to the complaint. Bewaji eventually stopped, but the son noted he did so slowly.
Police found the victim partially dressed and said she was confused as to what happened, the paper reported.
Bewaji, who works at the facility, initially denied the sexual assault, the Southern Minnesota News reported, citing the criminal complaint, but he later admitted to the sexual abuse after learning investigators would conduct a search warrant.
Bewaji also told police that he had sex with the woman last month and understood that she was a vulnerable adult, the reports said. He claimed that the octogenarian had initiated the sexual acts.
As usual our press never mentions the nationality of perps like this one, but the African media usually does!
Nigerian arrested in US for raping 83-year-old American Woman
Thank God for the poor woman’s son! Not only will he see justice for his mother, but he possibly saved other vulnerable senior women from the same fate.
I’ve been so busy writing about the fraud surrounding the election of Chairman Joe, I haven’t been tracking the crime cases that might interest you.
Cases like this one that will never appear in the mainstream media for reasons that will become obvious when you read it!
As we have said many times, it is critically important for everyone who must place a loved one in a care home of any sort, to keep a watchful eye on that vulnerable senior or dementia patient. Visit often and visit at odd times!
Operator faces $1.5M wrongful death lawsuit over failure to conduct timely background check
A Kansas assisted living community is facing a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit alleging “grossly wanton and negligent” actions in failing to conduct a timely background check on an employee now charged with raping a resident.
The complaint againstThe Mapletonin Andover, KS, alleges that a “brutal rape” of a 68-year-old former resident by a former certified nursing assistant with a history of sexual assaults was a contributing factor in the woman’s death in August.
According to the complaint, the resident’s diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia “robbed her of her ability to advocate for herself, meet her basic hygienic needs or feed herself.” She moved into the community in March 2020.
That summer, according to the lawsuit, the woman’s daughter contacted the Kansas Department of Aging and the Andover Police Department, where she filed an abuse and neglect case. The daughter pursued the action after a hospice nurse noticed that the resident’s face and pubic region had been shaved and the facility did not provide answers to questions about who accessed her mother’s room. The daughter moved her mother to another senior living community in early August. The woman died Aug. 25.
The complaint states that Kim Dobbin, operator of the community, eventually told the police that an employee, Muhammed Qadeer Akram, admitted to shaving the resident “to make it easier to keep her clean.” The state investigator recommended the woman undergo a sexual assault exam, which revealed Akram’s DNA. He now is criminally charged with raping a mentally deficient victim. [You might want to look into information on the Islamic practice of shaving pubic hair. -ed]
He had a criminal background!
The state investigation also revealed that Mapleton did not check Akram’s criminal background until June 24, six months after he began caring for residents. A state cursory background check revealed that Akram had a 2005 rape allegation and a 2006 sexual battery charge, and that the Kansas Board of Healing Arts ruled in 2008 that he should have limited interactions with female patients after “allegations of sexual misconduct.” In 2009, Akram’s petition to terminate the limitations on his license was granted by the board.
Akram also previously had been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud, food stamp fraud and wire fraud.
The Wichita Eagledid a really big story on the case which I didn’t see until moments ago as I was ready to post this. See how persistent the daughter was! Check it out for more details.
I was looking for something else to illustrate how important it is to keep an eye on vulnerable seniors and came across this short, apparently British, video about physical abuse of seniors and other vulnerable people.
In response to my post about the Kenyan Killer, read it here, a regular reader sent this account of what she and her siblings are doing to seek justice for their father who passed while in the custody of “bad actors.”
Since the media is so unresponsive, she suggests creating a podcast to help get the word out without the media filter.
Since we write a lot about Tennessee especially atRefugee Resettlement Watch, I would like to know where in Tennessee this happened. Guess we can wait for the podcast!
My advice to the family who lost loved ones due to this monster….DON’T STOP, DON’T GIVE UP.
I too am in the same battle. Bad actors in our family got control of my Alzheimer Dad after our Mother passed….they abused and neglected him to the point of homicide. This was in a small town in TN. The DA was corrupt, the Court was corrupt to the point I and my siblings could not rescue him.
After he died after 3 years of abuse and neglect…they tried to hurriedly cremate him. I had to stay on the phone for 3 days to force an autopsy. The local joke of a Death Investigator said “natural causes. ”
My other siblings and I retained a world renowned Forensic Pathologist and he said “HOMICIDE.”
We couldn’t get any law enforcement to rescue him…..and we couldn’t get any law enforcement to do anything about his death. We have fought for over 7 years to first rescue him, 5 years later he died. We were never allowed to see him all those years.
We went to multiple news sources….they won’t tell the story because they are compromised here and they think they would get sued.
So here’s where we are…..we are producing a Podcast that we will blast out across the country.
One way or another, people will know what happened to our kind Father.
I advise these family members to do the same thing. So many news outlets and “officials” are so compromised they are paralyzed and won’t or can’t act.
Don’t give in, don’t give up…..when talking about your parents’ deaths.
And don’t look to any “official” (especially the ones who have been in their position for a long time) to assist or help you. Don’t believe any laws you see in your state that claims it protects the elderly….that law is only there so they get tons of federal and state money….that they largely spend on fancy offices and “conferences” in exotic places…..trust me.
And good luck to you and yours….you’re going to need it.