A California man has been accused of physical elder abuse in connection with a claim that he bound his elder uncle in a shed. Bail was denied for the defendant so he will remain in jail. The defendant was arrested in October of 2013 after police received a report that elder abuse may be occurring. California physical elder abuse attorneys say that suspected elder abuse should be reported to authorities.
The police were called by an unidentified woman who claimed that she saw an elderly man handcuffed to a chair inside a shed next to the defendant’s home. When police arrived at the residence the elderly man was not bound, or in the shed. However, officers found him shirtless, and looking emaciated and very skinny. The elder victim also had fresh cuts on his wrist that could have come from being restrained. There were also cuts on his arm and his hands were swollen. The victim was taken to a medical center for treatment. The officer who found the elder victim stated that the cuts and nicks on the man appeared to be consistent with zip ties. California physical elder abuse attorneys say that cuts and bruises on the body of an elder could be signs of neglect or abuse.
The woman who initially called the police said that she went to the home with her boyfriend to visit the defendant. When she arrived at the house with her boyfriend, they went into the backyard. She stated that she could hear a man speaking Spanish asking to be let out. When she looked into the shed she saw an elderly man handcuffed to a chair inside. She said that she thought about calling the police immediately, but her boyfriend did not want to get involved. She called police after she returned home. California physical elder abuse attorneys say that physical elder abuse is a problem that should not be ignored.
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