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Former Albert Lea nursing home worker sentenced to 180 days in jail

10-22-2010 Minnesota:

ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- A woman who entered a plea deal in August on charges she abused elderly women at an Albert Lea nursing home was sentenced Friday.

A Freeborn County District Court judge sentence Brianna Broitzman, 21, to 180 days in jail as a staggered sentence.

Boitzman will serve the first 60 days of the sentence immediately in the custody of the Freeborn County Sheriff's Department. The next 60 days are scheduled to be served in May of 2011, and the last 60 will be in October of 2011.

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Broitzman was among several nursing aides accused of mistreating residents at the Good Samaritan Society in 2008 by groping, poking, taunting and simulating sex acts on them. The women are also accused of spanking and spitting on patients at the nursing home.

Broitzman can petition the court to remove her final 120 days pending her initial 60 days in jail. She was also sentenced to two years probation, during which she is not allowed to be in a caregiving role, she's not allowed to have contact with vulnerable adults without the permission of the court and is required to make herself available to meet with victim's families if they so request.

Four other aides were charged in juvenile court with not reporting the alleged abuse. ..Source.. by

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