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For Immediate Release
August 12, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE COUNTY CARE GIVER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT

Maryland Attorney General J Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that caregiver Rhonda Marie McClary, 43, of the 4300 block of Overton Court in Baltimore City, was charged in a criminal information filed in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County with abuse of a vulnerable adult and second degree assault arising from an incident that occurred on or about January 17th at a group home run by the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, located at 1143 Brigadoon Trail. McClary was the overnight caregiver for the victim, a developmentally disabled woman who resided at the home.

Abuse of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Second degree assault is also a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500. A criminal information is only an accusation and all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent. Ms. McClary’s initial appearance in the District Court has been scheduled for November the 1st.

The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit which has authority to prosecute abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in facilities that receive Medicaid funding.

 

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