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Hidden camera shows ‘startling’ elder abuse at personal care home

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WATCH ABOVE: Raw footage shows a personal care worker in Georgia abusing a 69-year-old woman in a wheelchair who is unable to defend herself – Apr 11, 2016

A personal care worker in Georgia has been arrested and charged after a hidden camera showed her allegedly abusing a 69-year-old woman in a wheelchair.

Lisa Williams is charged with aggravated assault and exploitation of a disabled adult after footage from a hidden camera appeared to show Williams physically assaulting the unidentified woman at Personal Touch, a care home, in Loganville, Ga.

Williams, who had only started working at the home care centre three weeks prior to the incident being recorded,  is seen kicking and stomping on the victim in the video. The footage also showed what appears to be Williams changing the woman into a new shirt, only for the shirt to be wrapped around the woman’s neck while Williams continued to pull on it.

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The victim’s son hid the camera in the room after his mom told him she was being abused by the new worker and that she was unable to defend herself.

Police said the video is “startling” and that they will interview the other residents in the home to see if anyone else reports being abused by Williams.

WXIA News reports the victim will remain at the personal care home because she is now doing fine since Williams left.

The news organization also reports there has been no evidence, prior to this one, of abuse at Personal Touch.

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