Wouldn’t You Rather Know?

CBS News reported the tragic case of sexual conduct against a vulnerable adult. Luckily, discovered because of a hidden camera. The nursing home aide, John Akonkoh, who sexually assaulted the woman under his care was sentenced to 144 months in prison  with conditional release after 10 years.

Akonkoh sexually assaulted a woman who was paralyzed on the left side of her body. His crime was discovered when the victim’s sister, Christine Mulcahy, placed a camera in her room. He was convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the December 2022 assault at Regent of Burnsville.

Mulcahy told WCCO she set up the camera after her sister broke her ribs at the facility, and there was a disparity between what her sister told her and what staff at the facility said. Her sister also has dementia.

“I watch that camera every day. Every day,” Mulcahy said. “I would encourage anyone who has someone in a facility like this to have a camera. Otherwise you don’t really know what’s going on.”