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How common is sexual abuse of the elderly?

All forms of elderly abuse are tragic, but sexual abuse of the elderly is far too common. According to an investigation conducted by CNN in 2017, there were more than 16,000 sexual abuse complaints filed on behalf of nursing home victims between 2013 and 2017. During that same time frame, more than 1,000 nursing homes were cited by the federal government for mishandling reports of sexual abuse or failing to prevent incidents. More than 100 facilities were cited multiple times.

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