- Associated Press - Friday, May 2, 2014

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have accused a Southern Oregon couple of mistreating a man who has Down syndrome.

The Douglas County sheriff’s office says the investigation started about a month ago when a 48-year-old man was brought to a hospital with extensive sores, bruising and weight loss.

On Thursday, deputies arrested the victim’s brother, a 55-year-old man whose name appears in records as both Leland Joseph Crumpton and Joseph Leland Crumpton. Also arrested was Crumpton’s girlfriend, 58-year-old Ginger Gramberg. They’re from Tiller, southeast of Roseburg.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dwes Hutson says the two were the victim’s primary care providers. Hutson says he was released from the hospital after a two-week stay. Hutson declined to say who is caring for him.

Crumpton and Gramberg were charged with numerous counts of criminal mistreatment.