Attorney General Announces Convictions in Abuse Cases Involving Vulnerable Adults

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown on Thursday announced a series of convictions in several abuse cases involving vulnerable adults as victims.

Brown made the announcement at the AARP headquarters. He detailed a series of actions taken against caretakers for abusing vulnerable adults in Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties.

In one case, a mother employed as a community living assistant and her daughter attacked a 30-year-old individual whom they were driving home from a habilitation facility.

Another victim was Terri McCoy’s late mother, who was in her 80s. She was taunted by an assisted living facility worker in Severn Park, who posted a video on social media.

At least two of those convicted received 10-year prison sentences. Brown expressed hope that the General Assembly will pass bills allowing further prosecution of abuse cases at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Brown urged anyone who witnesses or knows about a case of abuse to report it immediately.