Man jailed in beating

November 25, 1991|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

A 31-year-old city man has received an 18-month suspended jail term and 18 months of unsupervised probation for beating a handicapped man.

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Bollinger last week found Charles A. Monroe, 31, of the 1100 block of Ashburton St., guilty of one count of vulnerable adult abuse and one count of battery, the Maryland attorney general's office said.

Monroe was working as a bus driver for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland on May 31 when he beat a 57-year-old patient during an argument.

The victim sustained a neck bruise and back strain, but he received no permanent injuries.

The victim suffers from cerebral palsy and mental retardation and cannot move around without a wheelchair, according to court documents.

The case was prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the attorney general's office, which has authority to investigate and prosecute abuse that occurs in facilities receiving medical assistance funds.

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