Sexual Exploitation

By: News Release
Mar 8th, 2018

On 2/21/2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Prairie View Management Facility that two court ordered patients had walked away from the facility and were unable to be located. The two missing patients were entered into the state computer as missing persons. On 2/25/2018 the Sheriff’s Office learned that the two missing patients were seen with two female staff members who were Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) licensed by the state.  An investigation took place and evidence was gathered that showed that Megan Marie Penny, age 26 of Clermont and Paige Lynn Johanningmeier, age 23 of Elgin had developed a relationship with the two patients and once they had left the facility it became sexual. On 3/6/2018 both were arrested and charged with Sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee, a class “D” Felony. If convicted both could face 5 years in prison and be required to register on the sex offender registry for 10 years. Both patients were found and one was taken to a hospital in Linn County and the other was returned to Prairie View for treatment.  Penny and Johanningmeier each posted a $2,000.00 bond and were released later that day.

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