Few care centers have policies about sex among residents

The Iowa sex-abuse case involving Henry and Donna Lou Rayhons brought national attention to the question of whether people with dementia can consent to sex — even with their spouses. Henry Rayhons was acquitted, but the case highlights the challenge care centers face in honoring seniors’ desires for companionship or sex while working with families who may disagree about what is appropriate later in life,

Source: The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Repeat sex offender again lives in care center

As a result of an Iowa judge's order, William Cubbage, a four-time convicted sex offender, will not stand trial in civil proceedings based on the alleged 2011 sexual assault of a 95-year-old nursing home resident. He has instead been moved into a geriatric ward at the Mental Health Institute in Clarinda. The identity of the judge and the basis for the order are being kept confidential.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 2, 2014