Kimball, Minn – Melissa Jean Stern has been sentenced to 45 days in jail after she got angry with a 77-year-old man and tried yanking the assisted living resident off a toilet by his genitals.
The incident happened last year at a Kimball assisted living facility where Stern, 37, was employed. The elderly man ended up with a scratch on the tip of his penis and some bleeding.
Stern would end up charged and convicted of one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult by a caregiver after a co-worker who witnessed her actions reported her.
Stearns County District Court Judge Mary Mahler sentenced Stern to a year in jail but only has to serve 45 days as long as she complies with several conditions, including not breaking any laws for the duration of her sentence.
In addition to the 45 days she will spend behind bars, Stern was also ordered to pay $685 in fines and fees.Tags: Crime, Elderly Abuse, genitals, Melissa Jean Stern, Minnesota