Michigan City nursing home employee charged with posting Snapchat of naked patient


By: Associated Press

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A certified nursing assistant in the northern Indiana city of Michigan City has been charged with posting a video on social media of an elderly resident in the shower.

Kara DeVaux of Michigan City faces charges of voyeurism and distribution of obscene material in LaPorte Superior Court.

The 24-year-old is accused of shooting video of an 85-year-old nursing home resident sitting on a shower chair while nursing home staff sprayed her with water, then posting it on Snapchat. Co-workers notified a nursing home executive when they saw the video. DeVaux was suspended.

Court documents say DeVaux told her supervisor posting the video was an accident. A phone number for DeVaux could not be found. It was not immediately clear if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.