Raleigh Court Care Home Handed Huge Fine After A Known Rapist Sexually Assaulted A Resident

A care home in Hull, England, has been fined £128,000 after a fellow resident with a previous rape conviction sexually abused an elderly dementia patient.


Raleigh Court Care Home, Hull
Robert Carpenter had a previous conviction for rape

HICA was also ordered to pay £10,645 in costs after admitting to breaching the Health and Social Care Act by failing to protect the vulnerable woman who was under their care. The former manager of Raleigh Court care home in Hull, Katie Daysley, was also fined after being found guilty of the same charge.


The judge overseeing the case described the failures as "simply unforgivable".

Judge Dan Curtis, sentencing both Daysley and HICA at Beverley Magistrates' Court on Friday, said that not running background checks on convicted rapist Robert Carpenter before allowing him into the home in 2018 was a major failing.


Carpenter, who was 65 years old at the time, carried out the horrific attack just six months after he was admitted to Raleigh Court.


Even when Carpenter's previous conviction for rape came to light, he was allowed to remain in the home.


The victim of the attack has since died from unrelated causes.


Rapist, Robert Carpenter, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison in 2019 for the attack at the care home, however, he died in August 2021.



Legal representatives for both HICA and Daysley, 41, apologised to the victim's family for their failings. Daysley was ordered to pay £15,067.05 in costs and fined an additional £1,000.


Judge Curtis said that he accepted that any financial penalty would be "meaningless" to the family of the victim.


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