Former Pigeon Forge nursing home workers sentenced for abuse

Former Pigeon Forge nursing home workers sentenced for abuse

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Mary Burgess (source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Mary Burgess (source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
April Longmire (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office) April Longmire (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office)

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - Two former Pigeon Forge nursing home workers received the maximum sentences for abusing patients.

Mary Ann Burgess and April Longmire each received two years in prison after pleading guilty to health care abuse.

The women must report to the Sevier County Jail by February 19.

They took nude pictures and videos of disabled residents at the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center in 2009.

The pictures were discovered when Longmire lost her phone and it was turned in by other employees.

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