Updated info: Atlantic woman accused of taking pic of nude nursing home resident


March 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic woman accused of taking a picture of a nude nursing home resident earlier this month, is free on bond while awaiting a court date. 35-year old Amanda Sedina, an employee of the Salem Lutheran Nursing Home in Elk Horn, faces a serious misdemeanor charge of Invasion of Privacy-Nudity. Shelby County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rod McMurphy says Sedina allegedly took an inappropriate picture of a bathing 78-year old female resident. He says after fellow employee received a text message from Sedina with a picture of the woman attached to it, the employee notified Salem Administrators, who called the Sheriff’s Office. 

The incident was reported to authorities on March 22nd.  Sedina was arrested March 23rd, and was released Monday on $1,000 bond. A date for her preliminary hearing has not yet been set.  McMurphy could not comment on Sedina’s motive for taking the alleged picture. He says the case is extremely unusual for Shelby County. He says it’s not something they run across very often, and “It’s beyond despicable.”