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For Immediate Release

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David Paulson, 410-576-6357
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Group Home Employee Charged with Assaulting Vulnerable Adult
Baltimore city man allegedly abused resident three times over two-day period


Baltimore, MD ( Sept. 12, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Kevin Louis Makle, 35, of Baltimore, was arrested after being indicted by the Grand Jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County on three counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second Degree and three counts of Assault in the Second Degree.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred on April 21-22, 2012, on the 7100 block of Sandown Circle in Windsor Mill, at a group home where the 31-year-old vulnerable male adult resides. It is alleged that Makle physically assaulted the victim on three different instances over the two-day period.

Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult is a misdemeanor punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for each offense. Assault in the Second Degree is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $2,500 fine for each count. The case was investigated by the Baltimore County Police Department and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. An arraignment date is pending. A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and a defendant is presumed innocent until the State proves the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

   

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