Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Nursing Home Abuse Case: CNA Admits to Neglecting Dependent Adult

A former employee of the Central Coast Nursing Center pleaded guilty last week to neglecting a dependent adult under circumstances likely to produce great bodily harm.
Brian Watt, who was 29 years old at the time of his arrest in September 2011, had worked as a certified nursing assistant at the center.
Watt will be sentenced next month to three years of probation, Barron said. He had originally been charged with a lewd act on a dependent adult, felony sexual battery on an institutionalized victim, and misdemeanor abuse of a dependent adult abuse.
Watt will not be able to work as a caretaker for the elderly while he is on probation, and his record will come up during required background checks should he apply to work at another facility.
Watt was one of two men who worked at the nursing center arrested by authorities last year.

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