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More Envoy Nursing Home Workers Charged in Abuse Case

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A nursing home in Staunton is in the spotlight now that a second worker could be facing charges for failing to report alleged abuse. 

Two Envoy of Staunton employees are facing civil charges two weeks after a former nursing assistant, 47-year-old Anthony Johnson, was hit with criminal charges. 

A 53-year-old patient accused Johnson of groping her in January, and a 43-year-old patient claimed Johnson tried to force her to perform oral sex in April.   Johnson faces felony and misdemeanor counts for the two incidents. 

A registered nurse and administrator at Envoy of Staunton, 41-year-old Diane Renee Kline, has been charged with failing to report possible abuse, neglect or exploitation of a resident to Adult Protective Services (APS).  That's required under state law for nurses and administrators, even if they believe the allegations are unfounded.

Police have not yet identified the second worker who faces a civil charge.  They say he's out of the area now, and has not yet been served with the warrant. 

A family member of one of the victims reported the alleged abuse.  Police say APS will continue to investigate actions at the nursing home.

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