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Caregiver GetsTwo Years for Elderly Abuse

A woman was sentenced to two years in prison for abusing a 60-year-old woman in her care last year outside the woman’s home. The Cook County judge sentenced the former live-in caregiver as part of an agreement in which she pled guilty to events in the victim’s back yard in Inverness, Illinois. Neighbors reported seeing the woman hosing down the naked victim as she sat in a lawn chair. They also saw the woman strike the victim in the face with the hose’s metal nozzle and attempt to hit her with a mop. Police arrived and the woman refused to let him in the house. The police noticed old bruises on the elderly woman’s body and red marks on her face. The woman did admit that she had hosed the woman off, but denied striking her face. The woman was sentenced to two years in jail for elderly abuse. To read more about the Illinois abuse, click here.