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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Convictions Of Two Former Group Home Workers For Endangering The Welfare Of Developmentally Disabled Residents Of A State-Run Group Home

HAUPPAUGE - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that James P. Brown, Jr., a former Direct Service Assistant at the state run group home Melville Estates in Melville, was found guilty of violently punching a 53 year-old, severely impaired, intellectually disabled resident of the home in the face in February 2014. Melville Estates is a group home for developmentally disabled adults in Melville, NY. In a separate prosecution arising out of Melville Estates, Allexy Chambers admitted that in February 2014 while he was employed as a Direct Service Assistant at Melville Estates, he punched a 56 year-old, profoundly intellectually disabled adult in the face while the resident did nothing other than sit in a chair. Both Defendants were removed from the state payroll and are awaiting sentence.


Action Details

  • Date:October 30, 2015
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies