Three nursing home workers arrested for elderly abuse

The accused, 21-year-old Aubrey Granata, 21-year-old Jade Williams, and 20-year-old McKenzie Bolfa, are now facing serious charges of elderly abuse.

In a saddened turn of events, three nursing home workers have been arrested and charged with sexually exploiting elderly residents in their care.

The arrests follow an investigation launched by the Guthrie Police Department back in April after a former employee came forward with disturbing details about their co-workers.

KFOR-TV first reported the case earlier this week from the Golden Age Nursing Facility.

Guthrie Police Chief Don Sweger revealed the troubling findings to the television station. “Some employees were involved in sending inappropriate pictures of their patients, we found pictures of some deceased persons,” Sweger stated. “We found some pictures of the suspects playing in pubic hair.”

The accused, 21-year-old Jade Williams, 21-year-old Aubrey Granata, and 20-year-old McKenzie Bolfa, are now facing serious charges of elderly abuse. Despite their excuses, the evidence uncovered by investigators contradicted their claims.

Court documents allege that the three women sent and received Snapchats to each other, including a video of an elderly resident lying on a bed wearing only a shirt and a diaper, with fecal matter on his bed, sheets, and socks. Another video showed a male resident lying nude from the waist down. Disturbingly, other photos depicted deceased residents being mocked by the workers.

“It’s probably one of the saddest things,” Sweger said in the sit-down video interview. “We take service to everybody very responsibly, but especially for those who don’t have a voice for themselves.”

Golden Age director, Tandie Hastings, issued a statement in response to the allegations: “Golden Age Nursing Home endeavors to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. Upon receiving information related to certain allegations against its employees, the facility began working with local law enforcement and other appropriate authorities to respond. The employees involved had cleared background checks, were educated related to resident’s rights/safety and have been terminated from employment. We are committed to protecting the privacy and safety of the residents and families involved and will continue to keep them updated with any developments related to this matter.”

Williams, Granata, and Bolfa were all charged on June 24 on counts of conspiracy and elder abuse. Records show Williams remains behind bars awaiting bond.


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