In another startling story, James Harold Garner of Sacramento was convicted of elder sexual abuse. Garner was only 28 when he repeatedly assaulted the disabled elderly person that he was responsible for taking care of.
The 65 year old elder victim had survived a stroke and suffered from a lack of mobility, weakness, and difficulty speaking in addition to COPD.
Luckily this case was reported, and in early December a Sacramento County Superior Court jury found him guilty on 1 count of elder abuse, 3 counts of rape by force, and 2 counts of forced oral copulation.
Garner may be sentenced up to 45 years in prison for all of the convicted felonies.
Have you been a victim of elder abuse?
Elder abuse is a terrible, growing problem in California and throughout the United States. Whether you are in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Fresno, or elsewhere in California it’s important to report the elder abuse immediately.
You may also wish to find legal help. The Peck Law Group has over 45 years of experience in helping victims of elder and nursing home abuse. Call an elder abuse attorney today for your free consultation at 866-999-9085 or fill out the contact form on our website.
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