January 28, 2008
Nurse John Riems Charged With Homosexual CrimesRaping Paralyzed Male Patient
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- John Riems, 49, is charged with raping a paralyzed patient at the nursing home where he was a night-side nurse, and police say he claimed to have attacked scores of others - so many that he couldn't recall them all. Police say Riems sexually assaulted a 55-year-old man as he lay partially paralyzed in his bed at the Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center. Riems told police he had abused almost 100 patients since 1985, at up to 10 nursing homes, but could remember specific information on only about two dozen patients, Perkins Township Police Chief Tim McClung said after Riems pleaded not guilty last week to charges of rape and gross sexual imposition. Riems remained in jail Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail pending a court appearance Thursday. Full story...
Ohio Nurse Is Confessed Serial Rapist
Charles Montaldo / About.com
An Ohio male nurse, who is charged with raping a paralyzed patient, has confessed to police that he assaulted almost 100 patients since 1985 at 10 nursing homes where he worked the night shift. John Riems told investigators that he abused so many patients he cannot recall them all.