A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest Of Former Long Island Group Home Worker For Alleged Abuse Of Disabled Resident
HAUPPAUGE -Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest and arraignment of Andrew Hatcher, 26, of Brooklyn, a former direct support assistant at the state-run group home Centereach Intermediate Care Facility in Centereach, for allegedly tying up an intellectually and physically disabled resident so that she was unable to get out of bed. Hatcher allegedly wrapped a bed sheet around the frail resident's waist and then tied and knotted the sheet to one leg of her pajama pants, which had been removed from her leg. Hatcher allegedly further endangered the resident by not checking on her during the entirety of the night shift when he was the only one responsible for her care and she was supposed to be checked on every fifteen minutes.
- Date:September 7, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies