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Nursing Home Cleared of Complaint

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Police have determined there is not sufficient evidence to back up a recent complaint of nursing home abuse filed against a nurse at Georgetown Healthcare and Rehablitation.

Police were called to the facility in March when a resident alleges he was choked by a nurse. He said the incident happened back in December, but he had waited until now to report it due to fear that the nurse would retaliate.

The claim was investigated by Georgetown Police and the Department of Social Services. The nurse accused of abuse was put on suspension during the duration of the investigation.

Investigators interviewed the nurse on April 3 and informed her of the allegations made against her. She contends she never has and never would harm the man that made the complaint.

On April 5, the man was shown pictures of 12 different women who work at the facility and he was asked to identify the nurse that had choked him. The photo he chose was not the nurse that he had made the report against. During the original report he had said another nurse was in the room when the assault happened but during the most recent interview he said they were alone.

Based on the investigation, there is no physical evidence or witnesses to support his claim against the nurse. At this time the case has been unfounded.