- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa City caretaker tasked with caring for several dependent adults at a group home has been accused of slapping a mentally disabled resident.

Police say 62-year-old Christopher Ngu Tangang was arrested Monday and charged with dependent adult abuse. Online court records indicate Tangang’s case has been assigned to the public defender’s office but don’t specify an attorney who could be reached for comment on his behalf.

Police say the resident tried to enter the kitchen at the house April 8 when Tangang allegedly grabbed the man and shoved him into a bedroom. A police complaint says Tangang then scolded and slapped the man in the face “with an open hand.”

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (https://bit.ly/1Pc2qEf ) a supervisor reported the incident.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/


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