How Did Serial Rapist Elude Capture for Years?

This is an article pertaining to a case co-litigated by Michael Large involving Sexual Molestation/Rape in an NHC nursing home.

BRISTOL, Va. – Police here never tried to question former nursing aide James Wright when he emerged as the prime suspect in the sexual assault of a nursing home patient in July 2007, a Herald Courier investigation shows.

Instead of contacting their prime suspect, police crossed Wright off their list and closed the case without an arrest after three days.

At the time, police already were working a rape case that opened three months earlier and involved the same nursing home, but documents show there was a different suspect. Yet, investigators never talked to him, either.

Even with another top suspect, the case eventually pointed to Wright, who has since been convicted of several sexual assaults at National HealthCare-Bristol.

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About Michael Large

Michael Large is an attorney with offices in Bristol, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina. Michael has been practicing law for twenty five years and concentrates his practice in personal injury and specifically nursing home abuse and neglect. Contact this attorney at [email protected]