The Canberra Times has the disturbing news that sexual abuse is not unknown to aged care facilities here in Canberra.
ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Melba man in January after a resident at the Page home alleged she was attacked. Police would not elaborate on their investigations.
However, chief executive of Anglican Retirement Community Services which runs Ginninderra Gardens, Sue Irvine, confirmed the complaint…
The Canberra Times can reveal it is not the first time that behaviour at the home has been subject to a criminal investigation.
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In 2000, a Ngunnawal man, Garrett Leshoure Troupe, was jailed for two years and three months for an act of indecency on an 85-year-old dementia sufferer and for exposing himself to a nurse at the facility.
The article seem to prove that background checks are inadequate protection, what to do?
UPDATED: The ABC has also got a story on this.
FURTHER UPDATE: On 15-MAR-06 the CT ran another story on conditions at Ginninderra Gardens in Page.