On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the Northwest Herald reported that a 22-year-old certified nurse's assistance is facing felony sex charges. The young man worked at the Crystal Pines Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
A 93-year-old patient of the Crystal Pines facility is alleging that the nurse's assistance penetrated her with his fingers at around 4:00 a.m. one morning. Immediately after the alleged incident occurred, the patient notified authorities and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
The facility's administrator stated that Crystal Pine's complies with the Illinois Department of Health's rule that requires a criminal background check of all nursing home staff and residents. He stated that he was not aware of anything in the suspect's background that would have made him ineligible to work there.