Dioscoro Flores (DNAinfo Chicago)
A male nurse at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is accused of sexually abusing a quadriplegic Army veteran who is unable to speak.
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Dioscoro Flores, 39, allegedly abused the man, 24, on two occasions between July 4 and Aug. 6 in the man’s bedroom at the highly regarded institute at 345 E. Superior St., according to prosecutors.
The veteran, who has been at the institute since June, was able to let his father know what happened by using eye motions and a “spell board,” according to a police report. The father went to the staff, who told him an internal investigation would be conducted and that Flores would not be working near his son, the report said.
Flores was arrested this week and charged with felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse. In a hearing in Cook County Bond Court midday today, he was ordered held on $50,000 bail.