Nursing Home Employee Admits to Tormenting Patient

A nursing home employee has been accused of tormenting a patient after several incidents recorded on a cell phone were turned over to police. Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 32-year-old nursing home employee Wednesday on four counts of cruelty to the infirm.

According to police reports, deputies received a complaint from a the nursing home where the abuse occurred. A CD of videos taken with a cell phone that showed the suspect tormenting the patient was included with the complaint, the police report states.

The video contained footage of four separate incidents of abuse, reports stated. The employee reportedly used "very degrading language" to the victim, and in one video recording she used a dead cockroach to "torment" the patient. The victim was very distraught in the videos and was unable to defend herself, reports stated.

The woman admitted she was guilty of the incidents recorded on the cell phone, according to police. She was arrested and bond has been set for one of her four counts of cruelty. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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