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July 12th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Viral video appears to show employee abusing resident at group home

Editor's note: Warning: Video is graphic and depicts a woman being physically abused.

(CNN) - A Connecticut group home employee has been put on administrative leave without pay after a video that appears to show her abusing a woman resident with an intellectual disorder was sent to the operators of the group home, the state and CNN affiliate WFSB.

The video appears to show the caretaker at the group home kicking the woman in the gut, whipping her with a belt and kicking and dragging her across the floor by her hair.

The DVD was titled "The Perfect Employee" and labeled as having been shot at an East Hartford group home. It was sent anonymously and came with no other details.

Options Unlimited Inc., the privately held nonprofit that operates the home under contract with Connecticut's State Department of Developmental Services, said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened and appalled by this incident. As soon as we became aware of it, we took prompt action and placed the employee on unpaid administrative leave."


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  1. john brennan

    why is this person not under arrest? the video proof is irrefutable. there is no legal reason to do such a thing. I don't get it.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply

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