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Former Somerset Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Abusing, Neglecting Adult

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jun 24, 2019

SOMERSET, KY. (LEX 18) – A former caregiver pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult.

Ashley Grimes, 23, of Somerset, pleaded guilty in Pulaski Circuit Court June 20, acknowledging the abuse of a resident at the CAKY Somerset in Pulaski County, where she worked as a direct care professional. On July 28, 2018, Grimes admitted to sitting on the victim while the victim was on the floor.

Grimes will be sentenced to a term of seven years with 30 days incarceration with the remainder to be probated. As part of her plea agreement, Grimes also agreed to be placed on the Kentucky Caregiver Misconduct Registry.

Grimes will be be sentenced July 18 in Pulaski Circuit Court.