Corvallis, OR - Michael Simons ran like a free man after being released out the back door of the Benton County jail on Friday morning. But his first action after spending four years in prison was to dart across the street to see a parole officer.
Simons, 27, confessed to the rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of one Alzheimer’s patient and the sexual abuse of two others between Dec. 1, 2003, and Jan. 31, 2004. All three patients were in his care at the Samaritan Heart of the Valley nursing home at the time. He was convicted of the crimes, in addition to misdemeanor sexual assault of two female coworkers, in June 2004 and was sentenced to 98 years in prison.
March 7, 2008