Kent nursing home caregiver found guilty in rape of disabled patient

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a former employee of a Kent assisted-living facility has been found guilty of the rape of a 45-year-old blind and disabled patient.

Joseph Thurura, age 32, impregnated the 45-year-old woman, who later miscarried the pregnancy. Police identified Thurua after taking DNA samples of 11 men who could have had contact with the woman.

King County Superior Court Judge Richard McDermott found Thurura guilty of second-degree rape. Thurura can receive between 7 and 8 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for August 14.

Most people writing into the P-I blog were pretty disgusted that Thurura will likely be out of jail in a few years.

As a personal injury law firm that represents people who have been seriously injured because of nursing home abuse and neglect, we have seen numerous cases of physical abuse including sexual abuse. Sometimes the families of the victim decide to bring a civil suit against the nursing home because of negligence in failing to protect their loved one.

If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home, contact The Farber Law Group and we will provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation.