丈夫說,護理院的性受害者是 "容易成為怪物的獵物"。

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丈夫說,護理院的性受害者是 "容易成為怪物的獵物"。

一位患有痴呆症的老年婦女被安置在同一護理院的強姦犯 "輕易地成為獵物",她的丈夫說。

在為期四天的審判中,當時65歲的卡彭特可以自由地在護理院裡遊蕩,即使他40年前的強姦罪名被曝光了。

受害者的丈夫在庭審結束後說,他後來因無關的原因失去了妻子。"我做出了我一生中最艱難的決定,將我的真愛送進了護理院,而這一切的發生絕對是令人心碎的。"

他說他感到 "完全的厭惡和憤怒",卡彭特能夠針對他 "可憐的妻子",自由地與一些社會上最脆弱的人混在一起。

"他說:"她很容易成為一個怪物的獵物,而這個怪物本不應該被允許接近她。

這位養老金領取者說,他認為2018年1月將卡彭特安置在家中的赫爾市議會,以及那些在三個月後他的定罪被曝光時允許他留在那裡的人,都有責任。

但是,對戴斯利和HICA提起訴訟的護理質量委員會的檢察官Jemima Stephenson說,戴斯利在以 "緊急安置 "的方式接納卡彭特之前,應該對他的背景有一個 "全面和豐富的了解"。

戴斯利聲稱,在卡彭特入院時,她曾向當時HICA的區域主管和保障負責人希瑟-喬伊(Heather Joy)尋求建議,並在2018年4月被告知其強姦罪名後再次尋求建議。

HICA在審判的第一天承認了未能履行職責,導致服務使用者面臨可避免傷害的重大風險。

代表受害者家庭的哈德格爾律師事務所的勞倫-戴爾說。"居民們被一個被定罪的性攻擊者擺布了幾個月。這是一個令人震驚和不可饒恕的情況"。

它說。"我們在警方調查的每個階段都與他們合作,我們也進行了自己的審查,並在所有相關機構中分享了審查結果。


An elderly woman with dementia was "easy prey" for a rapist placed in the same care home, her husband has said.

Carpenter, then 65, was free to roam the home even when his rape conviction from 40 years earlier came to light, the four-day trial heard.

Speaking after the trial, the victim's husband, who has since lost his wife to unrelated causes, said: "I made the hardest decision of my life to put my one true love into a care home, and for this to have happened is absolutely heart-breaking."

He said he felt "utter and total disgust and anger" that Carpenter was able to target his "poor wife" and mix freely with some of society's most vulnerable.

"She was left as easy prey for a monster who should never have been allowed anywhere near her," he said.

The pensioner said he holds Hull City Council, which placed Carpenter in the home in January 2018, as well as those who allowed him to remain there when his convictions came to light three months later, responsible.

But Jemima Stephenson, prosecuting for the Care Quality Commission, which brought the case against Daysley and HICA, said Daysley should have established a "full and informative picture" of Carpenter's background prior to admitting him on an "emergency placement".

Daysley claimed she had sought advice from Heather Joy, then HICA's regional director and safeguarding lead, when Carpenter was admitted and again in April 2018 on being informed of his rape conviction.

HICA pleaded guilty on the opening day of the trial to failing to discharge a duty resulting in a service user being exposed to a significant risk of avoidable harm.

Lauren Dale, of Hudgell Solicitors, which represents the victim's family, said: "Residents were left at the mercy of a convicted sex attacker for months. It was an appalling and inexcusable situation."

It said: "We worked with the police at every stage of their investigation and we also carried out our own review, with the findings shared across all the agencies involved.

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