Only 1 in 14 cases is reported; victims fear “they’ll be forced into nursing homes” if they tell.
If mandatory reporters fail to report possible abuse, they could face criminal charges and fines of up to $500.
Attorney general: “Elder abuse is too often overlooked or underreported.”
Anyone in Ohio who suspects elder abuse or neglect can call one state-wide, toll-free number 24/7: 1-855--644-6277.
95-year-old Marvel creator: “I’m going to spend every penny I have to put a stop to this.”