Caretaker caught on video abusing 88-year-old man in wheelchair

Caretaker caught on video abusing 88-year-old man in wheelchair
Elderly abuse by caretaker (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – Despicable. Throw away the key.]

A caretaker is under arrest after physically abusing an 88-year-old man in Hillsborough County [Fla.].

On August 5, 2020, Jonah Delgado, 19, was the on-duty caregiver for the victim, an 88-year-old man who required full-time care for basic needs. Home surveillance video shows Delgado physically abusing the victim by slapping the victim’s face and yelling at him. Delgado places the victim in a wheelchair where he hits the victim multiple times in the face, head, and stomach.

Later the Delgado pushed the victim into a bed, and punched the victim in the stomach three times. Detectives worked quickly to obtain an arrest warrant and with the assistance of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Delgado was arrested August 5th around midnight.

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“The actions of this man are deplorable, unacceptable and disturbing,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Delgado was trusted to take care of this man and to protect him.

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