- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

BOULDER, Mont. (AP) - A former psychiatric aide at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder is facing up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines after he pleaded guilty to felony abuse of a disabled person.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/1QazhuP ) that Sheldon Moffett admitted to pushing a client into a doorway, causing a head injury that required five staples.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Health and Human Services said Moffett was placed on administrative leave and no longer works at the Center.

The center was forced to cease admissions to its secure units on March 23 after reports of abuse and neglect. Quality Assurance Division Administrator Roy Kemp said reports had increased at an alarming rate.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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