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By Kerry Klatt

Alleged abusers in Good Samaritan Society case will appear in court

ALBERT LEA, MN (FOX 47) -- A court date has been set for the two teenagers charged as adults in the alleged abuse case at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

The Freeborn County Attorney's office, Wednesday, said that the alleged abusers will appear in court January 21st for charges ranging from mandated failure to report suspected abuse to criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult and assault in the fifth degree.

The County Attorney's office says 19-year old Brianna Broitzman and 18-year old Ashton Michelle Larson will appear in court facing several charges.

The court date for the four juveniles charged with mandated failure to report suspected abuse has not been set.

The charges came earlier this week after a seven month Albert Lea police department investigation.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported in August the teenagers were in involved in verbal, sexual, and emotional abuse of nursing home residents at Good Samaritan.

Court documents state, Broitzman and Larson face several years of jail time, and thousands of dollars worth of fines.

The Freeborn County Public Health Director Lois Ahern says you should contact your county's health and human services department if you or someone you know is being abused or neglected at a nursing home or any other health facility.

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