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ELDER ABUSE IS A CRIME?
Res ipsa loquitur
"Of all the illegal and illicit enterprises in the world, elder exploitation is among the safest and most profitable."
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Americans aged 65 and older are the nation’s fastest growing demographic group, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. And although crimes committed against the elderly are increasingly a matter of concern, advocates say too little is being done to address the problem.
“We’ve got to give it the attention that child abuse and domestic abuse are given in this country.”
In interviews with The Crime Report, experts said one of the key obstacles to dealing with the broad variety of crimes that affect the elderly—ranging from financial fraud to sexual, mental and physical abuse—is the lack of coordination between law enforcement and medical and social service professionals who work with the aged population.
But this may be changing.
A handful of “elder abuse forensic centers” around the country are pioneering an innovative approach that brings together police, social workers, geriatricians, accountants, psychologists and others who previously tackled the issue from the separate perspectives of their fields.
Knowing what I know and seeing what happened in my own family and the response from all of the authorities responsible for responding to criminal elder abuse, criminal financial elder abuse along with the non-response of the DA's office as to combat elder abuse... it's HOGWASH!
They told us to seek a civil remedy. It must be noted that the abusers were ordered by the court to repay the Estate of Thelsey L. Fuller in excess of $235,000.00 of which over $107,000.00 belongs to the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller and to turn over all of the real estate and other property belonging to Thelsey L. Fuller over to the Court appointed administrator... which they have failed to perform to this day.
Just because the victims have died – Mr.Thelsey L. Fuller and Mrs. Edwina J. Fuller – does not mean that their abusers... Robert L. Fuller, Doris A. Fuller, Daniel K. Lak & Others should not be brought to Justice. As of this writing no criminal charges have been filed.