Report released on Sauk Prairie nursing home after resident accused of sexual assault

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SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - Violations against a Sauk County nursing home shows the facility failed to prevent sexual abuse of three residents.

This comes from a report done by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid back in May 2018 after the man was removed.

The report said a registered sex offender living at the Maplewood of Sauk Prairie Assisted Living Facility acted inappropriately with three women.

According to the report, the man touched a female resident between the legs inappropriately. He also exposed himself to another female resident and asked a third female resident if she would have sex with him.

The report said the sex offender’s inappropriate behavior was not monitored by staff for the first nine months he was living there and his whereabouts in the facility were not monitored during his yearlong stay.

The report said he entered the home in April 2017 and his diagnosis included depression and personality. The report doesn’t identify the man, but police records show 69-year-old Galen Malisch was arrested for sexual assault at the Maplewood facility back in May.

He has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault and two misdemeanors for abusing an at-risk person.

The report states that staff took part in educational training after the resident’s arrest and checked the criminal backgrounds of all remaining residents.

NBC15 reached out to Maplewood for a comment, but we have not heard back.