3 former CNAs accused of having sex with patients
Three women who were Certified Nursing Assistants at the Prairie View Residential Care are accused of having sex with patients.
An investigation found the three were discharged from the center for unhealthy relationships with patients. They were arrested on March 23.
The arrests came after an investigation following two Certified Nursing Assistants arrested on March 5 for sexual exploitation while being employed at Prairie View Residential Care facility.
“These CNAs have violated the trust of not only their employers but also the families of these patients who put their trust in these individuals to care for their family members,” Sheriff Marty Fisher said.
Carlyn Wiedrich, 44, of Sumner, was found to have sexual relations with a patient when employed by Prairie View Residential Care in 2015.
An investigation found in 2016 Shelby Sebring, 24, of Hawkeye, and Jamie Pagel, 32, of Sumner, had sexual relationships with patients while working at the Prairie View Residential Care facility.
During the time of the crimes, all patients were court ordered to the Prairie View Residential Care facility for treatment.
The three women later bonded out of the Fayette County Jail on a $10,000.00 bond. If convicted, they each could face five years in prison and be required to register on the sex offender registry.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities are looking into other incidents where charges could be filed.