Three More Nursing Assistants Accused of Sex with Patients at Iowa Care Facility

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of three more nurses who used to work at Prairie View Residential Care facility, for having sexual relationships with the patients. Even though they were each later released for a $10,000 bond, they could face up to five years in prison.  

It is a continuing scandal for the Prairie View Residential Care facility in Iowa as three more nurses have been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation by counselor, therapist, or school employee, a class “D” felony. These three nurses are Carolyn Marie Wiedrich, Shelby Mariah Sebring, and Jamie Leah Pagel, and they were arrested after an investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation determined that these three former CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) employed by the Prairie View Residential Care facility were discharged in the past for having unhealthy relationships with patients.

Having Sexual Relations with Patients

Wiedrich, age 44, of Sumner was found to have a sexual relationship with a patient when she was still employed by the facility in 2015. Sebring, age 24, of Hawkeye, and Pagel, age 32, of Sumner, also had sexual relationships with patients when they were employed by the Prairie View facility in 2016.

Sheriff Marty Fisher said in a statement: “These CNAs have violated the trust of not only their employers but also the families of these patients who put their trust in these individuals to care for their family members.”

During the crime, all patients were ordered by the court to stay at the facility for their treatments. 

Two Former Nurses Already Arrested

Earlier this month, two nurses —Megan Marie Penney, age 26, and Paige Lynn Johanningmeier, age 23 —were arrested for allegedly having sexual relationships with patients of the Prairie View facility. They were later released after posting a $2,000 bond.

They Could Go to Prison

The three nurses just arrested could face five years in prison, and be required to listed on the sex offender registry if they are convicted. As of now, all three were let go on a $10,000 bond. The Sheriff’s office is currently looking into the possibility of similar incidents occurring at the facility, and could file more charges later. 


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