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By Kerry Klatt

Advocate comes to Albert Lea


ALBERT LEA, MN (KTTC-TV) A local case of alleged nursing home abuse continues to raise eyebrows and questions throughout the state of Minnesota, and it's even caught the attention of the National media.

Now, citizens want answers.

The founder and president of a national watchdog group for nursing homes has come to Albert Lea to discuss the Good Samaritan Society case with residents.

This evening at 6:30, Wes Bledsoe will hold a town hall meeting at the Albert Lea Inn.

Bledsoe says local authorities are not handling the situation properly.

He adds that the facility failed to act, the state is failing to act, and the prosecutor is failing to act.

Bledsoe says he's appalled by the alleged abuse.

Bledsoe says, "What these girls did was disgusting and's a moral outrage, but even more so it's a crime, these are criminal acts"

Bledsoe adds, the facility should also be held accountable for what happened.

Bledsoe has spent nearly a decade of his life advocating for change.

He wants cameras put in nursing homes to stop abuse.

Plus, he wants harsher punishment for those who abuse the elderly.

If you suspect your loved one is at risk, call 9-1-1.

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