Two Fayette County CNAs Accused of Having Sex with Patients

Two employees of a care facility in Fayette County are accused of having sex with patients.

26-year old Megan Penney of Clermont and 23-year-old Paige Johanningmeier of Elgin were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation. Both are Certified Nursing Assistants.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began on February 21st when two court-ordered patients walked away from the Prairie View Residential Care Facility in Fayette. Deputies learned a few days later that the two patients had been seen with the two CNAs. Investigators claim Penney and Johanningmeier developed a relationship with the two patients at the facility and the relationships turned sexual once the patients had walked away from the facility.

If convicted, the two women could face up to five years in prison and would be required to register as sex offenders.

They both posted a $2,000 bond and were released.


(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)