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Caregiver Charged in Patient Abuse/Neglect Case

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A caretaker at a group home has been indicted on a charge of patient abuse or neglect.

A Gallia County Grand Jury indicted William A. Crane, 34, of Middleport, Ohio.

Ohio BCI says Crane is a caretaker at Porter Group Home in Gallia County.

Investigators say the victim is an adult male patient who is developmentally disabled. The alleged crime happened on August 29, 2012.

Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning tells WSAZ.com that management at the home cooperated with law enforcement in this case.

Ohio BCI says another person could face charges in the case.


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