Nurse catches priest performing sex acts on paralyzed man

By William Martin 9:39 AM November 3, 2017
Father Richard Jacklin

A reverend was arrested after he was caught performing sex acts on a paralyzed man.

65-year-old Father Richard Jacklin of Illinois was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting the man who is paralyzed and intellectually disabled.

According to police, a nurse walked into the room of a 39-year-old male patient and saw Jacklin performing a sex act on him.

The incident occurred at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee, where the victim was a resident for 7 years.

Jacklin, who had been a pastor for the past 33 years, was paid to work at the developmental center for 19 years.

He also sometimes volunteered at the center.

Now, the IDHS (Illinois Department of Human Services) said that it has suspended the services provided by the Diocese of Joliet for patients at the Shapiro Developmental Center until additional safeguards are put in place.

Jacklin was charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and criminal sexual misconduct.

His bail was set at $1 million.