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Former nursing home chaplain indicted on sex abuse charges

Posted: Jul. 13, 2019 12:01 am

QUINCY -- A former chaplain of a Quincy nursing home accused of sexually abusing two residents this year and two girls more than 15 years ago has been indicted on multiple sex abuse charges.

Court records show James E. Riley was indicted Thursday on one count of predatory criminal sexual assault and five counts of criminal sexual assault.

Riley, 58, is accused of having sexual contact by use of force with two Good Samaritan Home residents -- one 88 and the other 78. The incidents were alleged to have occurred in May at Good Samaritan Home. Riley also is alleged to have had sexual contact with a child under 13 years old and another under 18 years old in incidents that occurred between July 1, 2001, and Dec. 6, 2003.

Riley was originally arrested June 24 after the Quincy Police Department was contacted by Good Samaritan Home administrators who had reported a resident's inappropriate sexual contact by a chaplain.

He was arrested Monday, while out on bond, after Quincy Police was made aware of alleged inappropriate sexual contact with two girls.

Riley is set to return to court Wednesday for a status hearing.

He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $500,000 bond.

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