California Police Ignored, Mishandled Sex Assaults Reported By Disabled

Trigger Warning for Rape, Sexual Abuse

Patients at California’s board-and-care centers for the developmentally disabled have accused caretakers of molestation and rape 36 times during the past four years, but police assigned to protect them did not complete even the simplest tasks associated with investigating the alleged crimes, records and interviews show.

Horrifying. In one case, a severely disabled woman became pregnant and gave birth to a child she was incapable of caring for.