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Quincy nursing home fined $25K following sexual abuse incident

QUINCY (WGEM) — Good Samaritan Home in Quincy has been fined $25,000 by the state.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Friday that the Good Samaritan Home was fined for failure to protect a resident from sexual abuse by a staff member and implement its abuse police to remove the alleged perpetrator from direct contact with residents.

The fine comes following the arrest and sentencing of James Riley a former chaplain at the nursing home who was accused of sexually abusing two residents.

Riley took a plea deal and was sentenced in September.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Victim over 60 and was sentenced to a total of 14 years for the crime and given credit for 4 days previously served.

Riley was arrested June 24 and charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a person over 60 after officials at the Samaritan Home in Quincy contacted the Quincy Police Department and reported that a Chaplin had inappropriate sexual contact with some residents.

While conducting the investigation into Riley regarding the nursing home allegations, Quincy Police were made aware of other alleged inappropriate sexual contact with female family members under the ages of 18 and 13.

Riley was later arrested July 8, while out on bond, after the Quincy Police Department was made aware of alleged inappropriate sexual contact with two girls.

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