Dependent Resident is Punched and Choked by Care Home Employee

A man was arrested Thursday night for physically abusing a disabled adult under his care.  The arrest was performed in response to a warrant issued by the Attorney General's patient abuse, neglect and exploitation division.

While working at a group home for developmentally disabled adults, other employees told authorities they witnessed the worker punching and choking one of the residents. Another employee reportedly pulled the man off of the patient, according to a statement released by the Attorney General's office.

The suspect is being held in County Jail and will be charged with one count of battery on a disabled adult, which is a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces the possibility of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. For more, read the story

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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