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Ex-Nurse's Aide Charged With Neglect

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former nurse's aide at a central Kentucky nursing home has been charged with neglecting a resident of a facility where she worked.

The Kentucky Attorney General's office says Jaclyn Dawn VanWinkle of Richmond has been charged with wanton neglect.

The attorney general's office says VanWinkle's arrest comes as part of an ongoing investigation of the treatment of residents at Madison Manor. The facility is part of the Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex, which is owned by Wisconsin-based Extendicare.

VanWinkle is free on $7,500 bond and is due in Madison District Court on Monday.

The investigation grew out of allegations of physical abuse and taunting at the nursing home after the family of an 84-year-old resident hid a video camera in her room at Madison Manor.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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