Cumbria

Vulnerable resident with Down's Syndrome assaulted by carer

A private care home worker who assaulted a vulnerable resident with Down's Syndrome has been sentenced.

Mary Susan Torley, 60, from Workington, was found guilty by West Allerdale magistrates, of assaulting a resident in her care in October.

The 54-year-old resident with onset dementia was dragged by her clothing against her will causing her to fall.

Torley was sentenced to a monitored curfew for 12 weeks, £620 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

She cared for three vulnerable adults at a private care facility, which has since closed, on Windmill Close in Cockermouth.

A co-worker in the home witnessed the incident and reported it to Cumbria Police.

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