Ex-staff member at home for disabled is indicted

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - A former employee of a facility for
mentally disabled people has been accused in an indictment of
improperly restraining and kicking a resident.

Officials say Burnside police arrested 33-year-old James S.
Smith on Tuesday on a charge of knowing abuse of an adult. Smith
was in jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

Smith was a staff member of Community Alternatives of Kentucky's
Somerset facility, and the incident is alleged to have occurred at
one of the company's adult day training facilities in March. The
attorney general's office says Smith resigned after a report of the
alleged incident, which involved a 29-year-old mentally disabled

The company reported the allegations to the state, which

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