Police investigate possible rape of 91-year-old at Wichita nursing home

Published: May. 16, 2019 at 12:28 PM CDT
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Police are investigating a possible rape at a nursing home in west Wichita.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5808 W. 8th St., in Wichita.

Officers say a 91-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted.

Danielle Ricks, an administrator for the nursing home submitted the following statement:

The staff at Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to their residents and works diligently to meet the individual needs of each and every resident. The facility takes any allegation or suspicion of abuse of a resident seriously and follows state and federal rules and regulations governing the reporting of such allegations or suspicions. On the evening of May 15, I was made aware immediately of an allegation of abuse made by one female resident against another female resident. The safety of the residents was secured and an investigation was initiated. State and federal regulations, as well as company policy, require us to notify the police and other state agencies when an allegation has been made. The staff and I hold the residents safety and care as our top priority. We are investigating this incident thoroughly and are working closely with Wichita law enforcement in its investigation.

Wichita police say no arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation is on-going.

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