An idiot nurse at Kane McKeesport Community Living Center nursing home is accused of taking photos of at least 17 elderly patients — some of them naked — and sending the photos to another person. As KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report, Ashley Ann Smith, a practical nurse, was charged with 30 crimes in connection with the photographs, the Post-Gazette writes. Those criminal counts include invasion of privacy and abuse of care.
During a 15-month span between May 2017 and August 2018, Smith is accused of taking the photos of her patients while she was working as a practical nurse at the facility.
Some images showed people “in need of immediate care and private situations,” according to the criminal complaint in the case.
A video on Smith’s cell phone also showed a naked patient undergoing a medical procedure, the complaint said.
“The images are explicit and private, and some have the sole purpose to humiliate the patients,” according to the complaint.
When investigators examined Smith’s phone, they found not only the photos of naked elderly people, but also two pornographic photos of a 2-year-old girl, according to the complaint. As a result, Smith also faces child pornography charges.