FRANKFORT — A former nursing home aide has been ordered to serve 12 months in prison for violating the conditions of her probation on adult abuse charges after being convicted of rape and sodomy in another case involving an underage boy.
A Madison District Court judge on Monday revoked Jaclyn Dawn Van Winkle's probation for reckless abuse of an adult after she pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication in a public place and rape and sodomy in the third degree.
The rape and sodomy charges were related to Van Winkle's improper relationship with a boy younger than 16, said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jennifer Smith. Van Winkle pleaded guilty to those charges May 13. She has been in the Madison County jail on those charges for nearly a year, Smith said.
Van Winkle was ordered to serve a 12-month prison sentence that she originally received in April 2009 after pleading guilty to abuse charges stemming from misconduct while she was an aide at a Madison County nursing home in August 2008. Van Winkle had been placed on probation for two years in that case.
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Van Winkle was one of three aides originally charged in the abuse of Armeda Thomas, 84, at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex, formerly known as Madison Manor.
A secretly recorded video showed Van Winkle being rough with Thomas and using excessive force. Van Winkle also was seen taunting Thomas on the tape.
Thomas' relatives hid a video camera in her room without the nursing home's knowledge after they discovered bruises all over her body and didn't get satisfactory answers about them from the staff.
The two other caregivers pleaded guilty to charges stemming from Thomas' abuse.
Amanda Sallee pleaded guilty in March to wanton abuse of an adult and received a one-year sentence but was put on probation for five years. Valarie Lamb pleaded guilty in January to reckless abuse of an adult and was sentenced to 12 months but was put on probation for two years.
Attorney General Jack Conway's office, which prosecuted the three women, said the investigation into wrongdoing at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex is ongoing.