- 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.


TOP STORIES
Student says teacher yanked 'Women for Trump' pin off chest, files police report: 'It's not OK'
Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet blaming 'white supremacy' for New Jersey shooting
Comedian Patton Oswalt blasts Trump voters: 'Stupid a--holes'


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.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide