32-year-old Ashley Johnston and 26-year-old Anna Scroggins, two former employees of the Marshall Manor Nursing Home in Guntersville, Alabama, have been charged with multiple sex crimes. The suspects have been charged with sexually abusing at least 5 elderly members of the nursing home.
Scroggins was charged with elder abuse, public lewdness, first-degree sexual abuse, and second-degree voyeurism, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Johnston is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, public lewdness, elder abuse, harassment, and indecent exposure.
The nursing home released a statement: “We were shocked and extremely concerned when we received allegations about the reprehensible misconduct of two of our employees,” the statement reads. “We immediately responded to the situation by reporting the matter to all appropriate law enforcement agencies, terminating the employees, and contacting families of the involved residents.”
The suspects have been released from prison on a $70,000 bond.