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Police investigating ‘inappropriate’ posts of nursing home residents

Paul Swiech

BLOOMINGTON — Two former employees of Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community near Chenoa and a third person not associated with Meadows are under investigation after the third person allegedly posted unauthorized pictures and video of six residents on social media.

Two of the six pictures were “inappropriate,” Meadows CEO Jay Biere told The Pantagraph on Wednesday. According to an Illinois Department of Public Health statement, the posts included partial nudity.

Biere said any posting on social media without residents’ permission is wrong.

“This is completely and totally unacceptable and does not represent Meadows and its values,” Biere said. “This is a criminal case and we are fully cooperating with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department during its investigation.”

Police investigating ‘inappropriate’ posts of nursing home residents