Former Maine Nurse Took Video of Dementia Patient in Bathroom
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A former nursing assistant in Maine has been found guilty of a violation of privacy misdemeanor for recording a video of a dementia patient using a bathroom.
The Hancock County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Jessica Bunker, of Cranberry Isles, was working at a now-closed Bar Harbor nursing home when she recorded the video of an 84-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and sent it to a friend.
The Bangor Daily News reports Bunker was initially charged with a felony, but she was acquitted of that charge in a nonjury trial. She is expected to begin serving a 10-day sentence in jail on Monday morning. Bunker did not return a call seeking comment.
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report states Bunker was fired after the incident.
(Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com)