Concord families want answers

PERKINS TWP. It's a feeling in the pit of your stomach. It happens when you realize one of you
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

PERKINS TWP.

It's a feeling in the pit of your stomach.  It happens when you realize one of your loved ones might have been in danger, might have been subject to abuse. And you ignored the feeling. Pushed it aside. Refused to believe it could happen to your family.

That's what family members of residents at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center are now facing after night-shift nurse John R. Riems, 49, was arrested Monday on felony charges of rape and gross sexual imposition. Riems recalled abusing nearly 100 patients during his 22-year career, Perkins police Chief Tim McClung said.

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