Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hired caregiver accused of punching, kicking autistic patient

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis woman has been charged with attacking a man who has autism for whom she was hired to care.

Police arrested Keosha Crawford, 27, Friday morning.

According to court records, witnesses said Crawford, who was employed by Advanced Care Associates, repeatedly punched the man who cannot care for himself.

This allegedly happened back in May. Witnesses said they saw the woman hit the man several times in the chest and back, then throw him on the ground and kick him in his stomach and chest. They said they also saw Crawford forced the man's shirt up and punch him in his nipples.

The victim was taken to Methodist Germantown Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Crawford has been charged with  multiple counts of adult abuse and assault.  She has been released from jail on a bond of $5,000.

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Hired caregiver accused of punching, kicking autistic patient


Dorothy said...

This sounds like purposeful rage. This woman should never be around vulnerable people.

Barbara said...

I will never understand how humans can treat each other so badly.

Tom said...

One of the problems, Barbara, is people in general can do what they want and very few are held accountable. We are becoming animals.