GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio — A woman hired to take care of people who can’t take care of themselves is now facing charges for what she allegedly did to one of her patients.
Dianna Stein is charged with two counts of assault and two counts of patient abuse. The indictment from the Guernsey County grand jury found Stein abused Brady Conway while under her care during the month of June. Conway is a non-verbal adult with autism, according to his mom. He’s 26 years old and lives at the Cambridge Developmental Center, which is run by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, she said.
The investigation reviewed security footage in the center, and ABC 6/FOX 28 was able to view several reports from that. The reports describe several assaults, including one where a worker back handed him in the mouth while he was licking the foil cover for his serving of cereal, slapping him again on the back of his head, then grabbing his right ear and pulling him backward while saying something close to his face.
The report claims footage shows a care worker shoving him while he’s trying to wash his dishes. The report also shows there were other state workers who witnessed these attacks.
We are waiting to find out whether Stein is in jail. The suspect is expected in court in November.
The Department of Developmental Disabilities issued this statement to ABC6/FOX28: "The health and safety of all Ohioans with developmental disabilities is the department’s top priority. Abuse is not tolerated and every allegation of abuse is thoroughly investigated. In this case, we asked the Ohio State Highway Patrol to investigate which led to this indictment."