AG Gansler Secures Guilty Plea from Baltimore County Caregiver
Assault of vulnerable adult occurred at Windsor Mills group home
Baltimore, MD (February 17, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that a former Center for Social Change employee pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to second-degree assault for slapping and shoving a developmentally disabled woman who was in her care. Tolulope Modupe Omojola, 24, of Randallstown, was sentenced to three years in prison, all of which was suspended. Judge Jan Marshall Alexander placed Omojola on three years supervised probation, ordered her to complete 75 hours of community service and attend an anger management course. She is also prohibited from working with vulnerable adults while on probation.
"We applaud those conscientious caregivers who report incidents of abuse against our most vulnerable neighbors," said Attorney General Gansler. "The disturbing acts of this individual do not represent the vast majority of professionals who provide quality care to people with special needs."
At the time of the incident, the victim was a 48-year-old adult who was a client of the Center for Social Change, an organization that provides residential and vocational services to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs. Omojola was working as a weekend caregiver at the organization's Windsor Mill group home.
The charges against Omojola stem from an incident that occurred on January 1, 2011, when she and the victim began to argue. Omojola slapped the victim and later in the day shoved the victim several times. An employee witnessed both assaults and reported it to her supervisors.
Attorney General Gansler wishes to thank Assistant Attorney General Catherine Schuster Pascale, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Investigator Dean Brewer, the Baltimore County Police Department and the Maryland State Police for their work on this case.