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January 21, 2011

Two ex-nursing home workers got two-year jail sentences for taking nude videos and photos of residents. The prosecutor in the case said the women, age 52 and 37, committed this form of sexual nursing home abuse for “pleasure and excitement.”

The two certified nursing assistants committed their crimes against elderly residents at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tennessee. The photos of nude residents were found when one of the abusers lost her phone and the phone was turned in to the nursing home.

The women have until February 19 to report to the Sevier County Jail. A lawyer for the women argued they should receive probation saying they have shown remorse for their crimes.

Though unthinkable to most, sexual abuse in nursing homes is an all too common form of nursing home abuse. If you suspect a loved one is a victim of any form of nursing home abuse you should contact the authorities immediately and contact a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer.

source: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110119/NEWS01/110119050/1001/NEWS

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