Developmentally disabled woman raped while at state-run group home

A nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman was raped under the supervision of a state-run group home, the sister of the alleged victim claims — and officials did nothing to address the alleged abuse, she told the Daily News.

The disabled woman — who cannot legally consent to sex — was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2004 while under the care of Union Avenue IRA, according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit that will be filed Monday.

Two more legal guardians of residents said callous workers have treated their loved ones far worse than captive animals, routinely beating them bloody and denying them food, the suit alleges. Families and at least one whistleblower repeatedly complained about physical abuse.

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