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CNA charged with hitting 90-year-old patient

A certified nursing assistant is accused of striking a 90-year-old patient suffering from dementia.

Adrian King, is charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the Second Degree, Wilful Violation of Health Laws and Harassment in the Second Degree.

King worked as a CNA at Wesley Gardens nursing home in Rochester.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said King slapped a 90-year old resident in the face.

According to a witness, the slap was loud and left a red mark on the resident's forehead.  

 "When a family entrusts a loved one to the care of a nursing home, they expect courtesy, kindness, and professionalism--none of which the resident received in this case, as we allege," said Attorney General Schneiderman.

King pleaded guilty to the charge of Harassment in the Second Degree.

The guilty plea was taken in satisfaction of the charges faced.

Sentencing has been scheduled for January 12, 2015.

 
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