In Minnesota, two teenage girls who worked as aids in a nursing home have been charged with abuse. No one would expect that these two young and popular women would taunt, spit on, and grope the breasts and genitals of residents who were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other disabling disorders. After committing these disturbing acts, the teens would gather with other employees to laugh about the abuse. Eight teenagers in total were involved though only six have been charged, some for failing to report the incidents of abuse.
The two charged with the most serious crimes were popular high school students. One was captain of her high school dance team and the other was the sports anchor for their school’s newscast. The lesson learned is if you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected, do not ignore the warning signs just because the probable culprit is seemingly innocent and popular with their peers.