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Teenage Nursing Assistants Charged With Videotaping Assault Of 98-Year-Old Woman

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Two young nursing assistants have been accused of beating a 98-year-old woman and videotaping the assault.

Chemyra Barnett, 18, and Jacqueline Santos, 18, were charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping, reports CBS Chicago.  They are also accused of sharing the video with friends.

Barnett and Santos were employees of the Rosewood Care Center. When police received a call from another employee regarding the alleged abuse, they investigated the incident and made the arrests.

The video allegedly shows the girls hitting the elderly woman, who has dementia, while laughing, reports the Daily Mail.

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“It's just a sad situation all around,” said police spokeswoman Lisa Blackwell.

The unnamed victim of the attack was not seriously injured.

Bail for Barnett and Santos has been set at $15,000 each. Part of the conditions of bail includes being prohibited from going to the care center, contacting the victim or her family. They are also banned from having a cell phone or sharing the video.