Vulnerable adult abuse and neglect is a serious and growing problem (“Justice for his brother,” TNT, 10-24). Unfortunately, vulnerable adult abuse and neglect goes unreported. When it is reported, the complexities associated with investigating and prosecuting these crimes make it difficult to hold the caretakers, supervisors and for-profit corporations like Aacres, LLC accountable.
The vulnerable disabled adults in our county and state deserve the protection of the criminal justice system. These cases are not easy to prosecute. They require perseverance, preparation and dedication. Fortunately, Mark Lindquist, Phil Sorenson, and Mary Robnett have these traits. Together we must protect our vulnerable disabled adults.