Teenage girls accused of kissing, abusing vulnerable adult in Minnesota nursing home


ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX9) - Two teenage girls who worked in a nursing home in rural Minnesota are accused of abusing and taunting an elderly female with dementia.


Reports from the local police department and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) detail the allegations against the juveniles who worked at the Johnson Memorial Hospital and Home in Dawson, which is located about two and half hours west of the Twin Cities.


The alleged abuse was caught on the facility’s surveillance camera system and discovered the next day by a maintenance supervisor who was looking through security footage for an unrelated reason.


The episode took place in May and occurred over approximately 30 minutes in one evening as the resident sat on a couch in a lounge.


According to the MDH report, one of the teens started dancing in "a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance (twerking) in front of the resident and pulled up her shirt, exposing her lower back" to the resident. Read more