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For Immediate Release
February 16, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER NURSING ASSISTANT CHARGED WITH ABUSING A VULNERABLE ADULT

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a former geriatric nursing assistant at Chester River Manor, located in Chestertown was charged in the Circuit Court for Kent County with one count of second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult, one count of second degree neglect of a vulnerable adult, and one count of second degree assault in connection with an incident that occurred on February 5, 2005. Donishia Wilson, 22, of Potts Road in Worton, MD was charged by criminal information. It is alleged that the incident occurred while she was on duty and responsible for the care of the victim, who is a resident of Chester River Manor.

Second degree abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum of five years in jail and/or a fine of $5,000.00. Second degree assault is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum of 10 years in jail and/or a fine of $2,500. A criminal information is an accusation and all persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. An arraignment is scheduled for March 10.

This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which has authority to prosecute abuse or neglect of vulnerable persons in facilities that receive Medicaid funds.

   

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