RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - A 43-year-old former nursing assistant from Randallstown pleaded guilty Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for assaulting a vulnerable adult at a nursing home.
Raphael N. Asinyang received a one year suspended sentence, was placed on one year of supervised probation and is prohibited from working as a caregiver for the elderly.
"Caregivers who abuse the residents they are supposed to protect and watch over violate the public's trust in them," said Attorney General Doug Gansler in a statement. "We're thankful that an eyewitness reported this incident, leading to a conviction that will prevent the defendant from mistreating any more vulnerable adults.
According to the attorney general’s office, the conviction stems from a Nov. 7, 2012 incident in which the mother of another resident at the Mid-Atlantic of Chapel Hill Nursing Center witnessed Asinyang hit an 84-year-old resident. The witness immediately confronted the defendant about what she had witnessed and then reported the incident to administrators at the facility. The victim did not suffer any visible injury.
The nursing home administrator notified the police, who investigated the matter, along with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.
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