The Utica Observer Dispatch reported the disturbing story about CNA Sonya King at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Utica allegedly punching an 87-year-old male resident on the right side of the face, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.  The alleged altercation resulted in fractures of the right orbit of the right eye, fractures of the right and left nasal bones, and a fracture below the eye.

King, who worked at Focus for one and one-half years, was arraigned in Utica City Court on charges of second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person or an incompetent or physically disabled person, first-degree falsifying business records and willful violation of health laws.

“Families deserve to know their loved ones are treated with the utmost care by medical professionals responsible for their safety and security,” said Schneiderman. “We will not tolerate the mistreatment of some of our most vulnerable citizens. My office will continue to prosecute those that physically harm elderly and vulnerable New Yorkers.”

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