Workers Arrested for Nursing Home Abuse ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Workers Arrested for Nursing Home Abuse

Nelson Viegas, 43, was arrested and faces various charges after he allegedly threatened a witness who reported elder abuse at a nursing home. Police said a staff member at the south-end home came forward with reports that another worker was physically assaulting the elderly residents. Viegas allegedly threatened the witness with violence, and has also been charged with what police describe as a minor assault on the witness. Nursing home worker Allan Foubert was arrested Monday and charged with a total of 20 counts of assault and criminal harassment

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