FOREST CITY | A Thompson woman has been sentenced to probation for sexually exploiting a dependent adult.

Kayla Christenson, 60, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Nov. 27 in Winnebago County District Court. 

While working as a certified nursing assistant in Winnebago County, Christenson was witnessed kissing a male resident while lying in bed with him, according to a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit criminal complaint. The incident occurred between April 21 and May 2. 

Christenson allegedly admitted to doing this on at least one other occasion, investigators said in the complaint. 

Judge Rustin Davenport sentenced Christenson to one year of probation. A $315 fine and 100-day jail sentence was suspended. 

— Ashley Miller