Cincinnati.com reported that a nursing home resident with an extensive criminal history is accused of raping another resident inside her room this week. Edward C. White, 57, was arrested on one count of rape. Springfield Township police charged White with forcing himself on the woman at the Heartland of Mount Airy. The victim told him “no,” and “stop,” the arrest report states.
White has an extensive criminal record dating back at least 30 years in Hamilton County.
He has been charged with four violent felonies including attempted murder, four other felonies and 13 misdemeanors. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 1981 and served three years in a prison. He returned to prison four other times between 1988 and 2002 following convictions for aggravated assault, forgery and illegally having a gun, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
The for-profit nursing home is owned by Toledo-based HCR Manor Care. The company operates more than 500 nursing homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide and has 60,000 employees, according to the company’s web site. It was purchased by private equity company Carlyle Group in 2007.