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Woman Seeks Damages in Hermantown Sexual Assault Case

Updated: 02/19/2014 10:40 PM
Created: 02/19/2014 11:46 AM WDIO.com

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) - Court records allege an 89-year-old woman who was raped at a senior living home in Hermantown received no treatment or counseling after reporting the attack and was sent to the mental health unit of a Duluth hospital against her wishes.

A 30-year-old nursing assistant, Andrew Scott Merzwski, has been sentenced in St. Louis County to more than 4 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting the woman at Edgewood Vista.

The Star Tribune, citing court documents, reports the victim was held for nearly three days at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth following the attack in January 2013.

The woman is seeking punitive damages from Merzwski, Edgewood Vista and two administrators. Edgewood Vista is owned by Edgewood Management Group of Grand Forks, N.D., which says it cooperated with authorities in the criminal case.

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Information from: Star Tribune

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