AG: 4 Nursing Home Aides Took Demeaning Photos, Recorded Video of Residents

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Four Oswego nursing home aides are facing charges for allegedly taking humiliating pictures and recording video of residents in their care.

The four were arrested and arraigned in city court on Sept. 13.

According to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, investigators discovered incidents at two separate nursing homes.

They say Mathew Reynolds and Angel Rood took cell phone photos of residents in “undignified positions” while working at the Pontiac Nursing Home.

The AG’s office says Reynolds and Rood lay in bed with a resident, touching that resident “an a taunting and abusive manner.”

They were charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, along with willful violation of public health law.

Investigators also accused Austin Powell and Brittany Bolster recorded video of themselves “verbally and physically tormenting a resident” at St. Luke’s Health Services.

They say the video reveals Bolster and Powell touching a resident’s nose and taunting her.

They were charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and willful violation of the public health law.

All four were released on their own recognizance.

They are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 19.

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