World Two women charged over sexual abuse of nursing home residents in the US

06:25  25 march  2020
06:25  25 march  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Two former nursing home employees in Alabama have been charged with multiple counts of Ashley Johnston, 32, and Anna Scroggins, 26, were indicted Tuesday in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of five residents while Johnston was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious concern and seniors who have been abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the 3 years following Though many residents are well-cared for, abuse continues to be more prevalent than most people wish to believe and over three-fourths of the cases

a couple of people posing for the camera: Former nursing home employees Ashley Johnston (left) and Anna Scroggins, face multiple sex charges in the US. © Marshall County Sheriff's Office Former nursing home employees Ashley Johnston (left) and Anna Scroggins, face multiple sex charges in the US. Two former employees of a nursing home in the US have been charged with multiple sex crimes after allegedly abusing five elderly residents.

The accused, 32-year-old Ashley Johnston and 26-year-old Anna Scroggins, were arrested last week and had their employment terminated from Marshall Manor Nursing Home in the Alabama city of Guntersville.

According to the Marshall County Sherriff's Office, both were charged with first-degree sexual abuse, public lewdness and elder abuse.

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Abuse after abuse . Some accounts of alleged sexual abuse come from civil and criminal court documents filed against nursing homes , assisted The third time a resident of a Texas nursing home was raped by a nurse , the assailant ejaculated in the victim's mouth and on her breasts.

Residents in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable and at risk of abuse because they are more or less dependent on their caregivers owing to As far as we know, prevalence studies of sexual abuse in nursing homes have only been conducted as a part of larger studies, which include all types of

Ms Johnston was also charged with harassment and indecent exposure, while Ms Scroggins was charged with second-degree voyeurism.

A spokesperson from the nursing home said the investigation is ongoing and assured the public that they will not tolerate mistreatment of any residents.

"We were shocked and extremely concerned when we received allegations about the reprehensible misconduct of two of our employees," the spokesperson said.

"We immediately responded to the situation by reporting the matter to all appropriate law enforcement agencies, terminating the employees, and contacting families of the involved residents.

"We have fully cooperated with the Marshall County District Attorney's Office, Guntersville Police Department, and other state agencies to make sure these employees are brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

Jail records show that the two women were released after providing a $70,000 bond.

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