- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

GERING, Neb. (AP) - A caregiver has been accused of abusing a disabled 18-year-old man she’s been helping in the Nebraska Panhandle city of Gering.

Scotts Bluff County Court records say 60-year-old Catherine Anaya, of Scottsbluff, is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.

Authorities say the man’s parents suspected their son was being abused, so they installed security cameras. Authorities say the video showed Anaya using a plastic clothes hanger last month to strike him on the head, face and an arm.

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The court records say Anaya told police she’d been having more and more problems controlling the man, who requires care 24 hours a day.

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