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Racine group home worker charged after abuse caught on camera

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine group home worker has now been charged after abuse was caught on video at the end of March.

Yolanda Williams, 48, is charged with Intentionally Abusing a Resident - Likely to Cause Bodily Harm, Disorderly Conduct, and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.

Officers were called to a home on Thirteenth Street for a welfare check on March 29. The person who called 911 said that two group home workers were pouring some liquid from a container on a client.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant who showed them a Facebook video he took which showed two group home workers abusing a client.

According to the criminal complaint, Surveillance and cell phone video showed women in scrubs outside of the ‘Love of Caring’ assisted living home dragging a man on the grass, lifting his shirt and pouring a liquid on him. The women are also seen pushing, pulling, and yelling at the man.

Officers were able to identify the woman in the video who hit and poured liquid on the victim as Williams.

Williams will have her preliminary hearing on May 30.




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