Nursing Home Employees Accused of Taking Nude Photographs of Residents
Three employees of a health & rehabilitation center have been fired amid allegations that they took nude pictures of the residents with their cell phones. The state Department of Health and Social Services is investigating. Administrators at the facility reported the alleged abuse to the Police Department on Jan. 27. According to some of the facility staff, the suspects took pictures and showed them to other staff members as a joke.
One suspect, a 41 year-old licensed practical nurse, told police he and the two other suspects had sent “funny” pictures of residents to each other — for example one of a resident sticking out his tongue — but denied having taken inappropriate photos. The suspect said someone had sent him a photo of a resident bending over with naked buttocks showing; he said he did not know who it was from. He told police that he deleted all images of residents and told the other two suspects not to send any more cell phone pictures of residents.
The other suspects are women, ages 26 and 27, both nurse aides. All three employees were first suspended and later fired. They are now under review of alleged violations by the medical board. For more, read the story.
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Posted on Tue, February 9, 2010
by Kristie Pierce