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An employee of a care home allegedly photographed residents without their consent and shared the image with her fellow co-workers on social media, police said. The alleged incidents came to light when a staff member came forward about the conduct of five fellow colleagues.

The board of directors for Mills Community Support (MCS) has announced the retirement of Mike Coxon from the role of chief executive officer (CEO), and the appointment of Robert Eves as the new CEO.

A single mum has been spared jail despite admitting distributing an indecent video of a two-year-old girl and a man she was ‘disgusted’ by. Care worker Gloria Owusu was sent the video clip in May last year and sent it on to relatives and friends over the next eight months. Owusu also shared a picture of an eight-year-old girl standing naked in a field – but claimed she not did think this was indecent as ‘children often walk around naked’ in the village she was from in Ghana. The 45-year-old, who works part-time in a residential care home for the elderly, was arrested when she showed her colleague the video and it was seen by a visitor. She pleaded guilty to two offences of possessing and distributing indecent images but was spared jail after Judge Zoe Smith gave her a 10 month suspended sentence.

A year of turnover in leadership at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority continued on Tuesday. Alicia Liable was appointed to replace former NFHA Commissioner Cynthia Bianco, whose five-year would have expired this year. Bianco announced her intent not to seek reappointment from Mayor Paul Dyster in a letter submitted to the board at its annual re-organizational meeting.

Reports show Caressant Care in Woodstock has been reprimanded by the province for medication issues. That’s the long-term care home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer is accused of killing seven patients. The reports suggest there have been 41 drug-related incidents at the nursing home between last August and December.

A 58-year-old former cleaner at a Halifax care facility for seniors has been convicted of sexually assaulting a resident. Joseph Elizee Comeau admitted to allowing the woman to perform oral sex on him in May 2015 at Northwood Manor. The woman suffers from dementia and could not legally consent to the sex act.

A former Berry House employee who was accused of having sexual contact with one of the residents of the group home has been sentenced. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Peter Grimm sentenced Jennifer Wenger, 30, to a total of three years probation for public fornication, two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. If she does not adhere to the conditions of her probation on all of her convictions, she could spend a total of one year and nine months in custody with two years of extended supervision. Wenger was also charged with second-degree sexual assault by employee of care or service residential facility in July, but that charge was dismissed.

Sherry Keen, CEO of the Windsor Elms will be retiring from the long-term care facility in March after 15 years of service.