The Salem News reported the sexual abuse of three nursing home residents at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Investigators discovered the suspected nurse aide did not even have proper qualifications, training, or certifications. The facility never should have hired him. The facility failed to conduct a simple background check. Bueh was charged with rape in 2016.
Court records identify the alleged assailant as John Benson Bueh. Police charged Bueh with rape, assault to rape, and indecent assault and battery on a disabled person over 60. The uncertified aide was left alone and unsupervised during an overnight shift. He abused three residents in separate incidents. One of the victims was taken to the emergency room and admitted to the hospital.
Brentwood failed to timely report the allegations of sexual abuse to the facility’s administrator. The fine was only $30,830. Brentwood is owned by Tryko Partners, a for-profit real estate investment group from New Jersey. The facility has been fined four times by the federal government in the last three years for serious health or fire safety violations. See Medicare.gov website.