Wichita facility releases statement after possible rape of 91-year-old woman

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Wichita police are investigating after a 91-year-old woman reported being raped at an assisted living facility on the west side.

Officers were called at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in the 5800 block of North 8th Street, north of Central and I-235. Police would only confirm that the woman told them she was sexually assaulted and that she was taken to a hospital.

No arrests have been announced. 

Facility administrator Danielle Reicks released the following statement Thursday afternoon:

"The staff at Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to their residents and works diligently to meet the individual needs of each and every resident. The facility takes any allegation or suspicion of abuse of a resident seriously and follows state and federal rules and regulations governing the reporting of such allegations or suspicions. On the evening of May 15, I was made aware immediately of an allegation of abuse made by one female resident against another female resident.  The safety of the residents was secured and an investigation was initiated.  State and federal regulations, as well as company policy, require us to notify the police and other state agencies when an allegation has been made.  The staff and I hold the residents safety and care as our top priority.  We are investigating this incident thoroughly and are working closely with Wichita law enforcement in its investigation."

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