A nurse in Georgia is accused of filming and sharing on Snapchat a video of a woman in labor at the hospital, authorities said in a warrant.
On May 16, the mother and her unborn baby son’s father were in a delivery room at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center in Macon when the couple “noticed RN Rachel Fastow enter the room with the flash of her phone on in her scrub top chest pocket,” states the warrant obtained by The Macon Telegraph.
When another nurse told Fastow the flash was on, “Fastow pulled the phone out, stated the camera was on and turned off the light and placed the phone back in her pocket," the warrant claims.
According to the warrant, in early August, the new mother learned “that a video of her in labor had circulated, via snapchat, on the Labor and Delivery floor.”
The warrant did not detail how the mother learned about the alleged video or how it was allegedly shared, The Telegraph reported.
Police recently charged Fastow with felony eavesdropping and she was booked into the Bibb County jail. She was release after posting $44,000 bond.
If convicted of the charge against her, Fastow could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to The Telegraph.
In a statement to the publication, Fastow adamantly denied through her attorney any wrongdoing and called the allegations against her “baseless.”
The attorney noted that following a “thorough and complete administrative investigation” by the hospital, Fastow “was previously exonerated of wrongdoing and rightfully allowed to return to her nursing duties well before her arrest.”
“Despite this and months after the alleged event, a warrant was sought,” the attorney said in the statement.
Atrium Health Navicent officials told The Telegraph they are cooperating with the police investigation.