Office of the Attorney General
Community Alternatives of Kentucky-Morehead Employee Charged with Abuse of Mentally Disabled Resident
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a former employee of Community Alternatives of Kentucky-Morehead on charges she sodomized a 24-year-old mentally disabled male resident. An investigator from General Conway's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control arrested 41-year-old Anne Marie Jones today and charged her with Sodomy 3rd degree, a Class D felony. Jones was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.
Community Alternatives of Kentucky, Inc. is a for profit company with several locations around the state. It provides residential services to mentally disabled individuals. Jones was a staff member at Community Alternative's Morehead facility at the time of the offense which is alleged to have occurred at one of the company's residential facilities within the past month. Jones resigned following a report of the alleged incident.
Jones' arrest follows an investigation by the Attorney General's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control. Sodomy 3rd degree carries a potential sentence of one to five years in prison.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.