BALTIMORE, Md. - An activity aide at a Baltimore nursing care facility was convicted Thursday in city Circuit Court of abusing a vulnerable adult.
According to a news release from Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, Donte L. Spriggs pleaded guilty and was placed on two years’ probation, during which time he is prohibited from being employed in any position that includes the supervision of vulnerable adults.
Gansler’s office said the incident in question occurred on July 7, 2012 at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, Inc., located on Rayner Ave.
According to the release, Spriggs directed a 53-year-old male resident, who cannot provide for his daily needs, to sit in a chair because the resident had been acting in an agitated manner. Spriggs then pinched the resident on the chest with both hands. Other employees witnessed the incident and later reported it to a supervisor at the facility, who in turn reported it to the police.
Spriggs admitted to a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigator that he had pinched the resident and expressed remorse for his actions.
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