Social Media Makes Its Way Into Nursing Home Abuse Case

Two women charged with sexually poking and spitting on vulnerable nursing home patients could be in more trouble for what they have allegedly been doing on their computers. The high school friends were ordered as a condition of their trial, that they were not to be in touch with each other. Now, something as simple as them being friends on Facebook could make things even worse for the two.

However, the attorney  says it's up to the police department to decide the next step. Facebook friendships have not been defined in the law as "contact," because they do not have laws relating to Facebook friendships yet. A detective said they've received the information and they're investigating. So far, they can't tell if the two have had direct contact, but they have to figure out if just being able to follow each other's posts is a problem. 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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