Former Pioneer Manor employee has first court appearance

A former employee of Pioneer Manor who is charged with distributing intimate images made her first appearance in Sudbury court Thursday.

35-year-old Michelle Chauvin is charged with distributing intimate images without consent

A former Pioneer Manor employee appeared in Sudbury court Wednesday. The 35-year-old Greater Sudbury woman has been charged with distributing intimate images without consent. (Yvon Theriault/CBC)

A former employee of Pioneer Manor made her first appearance in Sudbury court on Wednesday.

35-year old Michelle Chauvin from Greater Sudbury is charged with distributing intimate images without consent.

Chauvin and four other employees of the long-term care home were fired in June after pictures of vulnerable residents at Pioneer Manor were allegedly posted on Snapchat, a mobile social media app.

Police say the four other former employees were not charged because the images they allegedly shared did not cross the threshold into "intimate."

Court documents obtained by Radio-Canada state the accused must not communicate directly or indirectly with Pioneer Manor.

Chauvin's next court date is September 6.

with files from Radio-Canada