The five are accused of having a sex with patients while working at Prairie View Residential Care Facility in Fayette between 2015 and 2016. The facility cares for patients with chronic mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or medical conditions.
Officers arrested 23-year-old Paige Lynn Johanningmeier and 26-year-old Megan Marie Penney in early March. The investigation, which began in February, revealed that other workers at Prairie View had also had inappropriate contact with patients.
Officers arrested three other former employees who "had been discharged in the past for unlealthy relationships with patients," according to a release from the sheriff's office. Carolyn Marie Wiedrich, 44; Shelby Mariah Sebring, 24; and Jamie Leah Pagel, 32; "had sexual relationships" with patients while working at the facility, the release states.