BELLEVILLE — A nursing residence in southern Illinois the place a nurse allegedly sexually assaulted an aged resident final yr throughout the pandemic has been fined greater than $200,000 by a state regulatory company, in response to a printed report.
Based on the Belleville Information-Democra t, the fantastic levied by the Illinois Division of Public Well being and the U.S. Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers and Richard P. Kuklinski, 61, was charged this week with felony aggravated legal sexual assault of a sufferer who was 60 years previous or older.
Kuklinski was working at New Athens Residence for the Aged in New Athens when he allegedly sexually assaulted a male resident with a historical past of traumatic mind harm and anxiousness on Dec. 16, 2020. In accordance the the newspaper, he give up his job the following day.
As police investigated, the general public well being division carried out its personal investigation and earlier this yr cited the power for placing residents’ security in “quick jeopardy,” largely as a result of the worker who witnessed the assault didn’t notify didn’t notify his supervisor till practically every week later.
As of Saturday afternoon, Kuklinski remained in custody on the St. Clair County Jail, in response to the jail’s automated inmate data system.