: A Virginia jury recently awarded $750,000 in damages against an assisted living facility in Newport News where a former staffer is accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled resident. Junious Boyd Batten of Newport News is accused of sexually assaulting the man while working at the home as a certified nursing assistant. Batten is charged with forcible sodomy, carnal knowledge and abuse and neglect. The Henson Fuerst Nursing Home Abuse lawyers strongly recommend asking care facilities if they secure criminal background checks on all employees prior to hiring and periodically during their time of employment.
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