From staff reports
Details have been released in the case against a Kennerdell man accused of assaulting a care-dependent man with cerebral palsy at an Easter Seals home earlier this month.
Tyler James Watson, 27, who, according to a criminal complaint filed by Franklin state police through District Judge Andrew Fish’s office on Thursday, was employed by Easter Seals to care for individuals in a home on Park Avenue, in Cornplanter Township.
On Sept. 2, the complaint said, Watson overextended the man’s right arm, which caused injury to the man’s right bicep.
A short time later, the complaint said, Watson slapped the man across the face repeatedly while in the man’s bedroom, leaving redness and a welt on the man’s face.
Watson confessed to the incident on Sept. 7, the complaint said.
Watson also has been charged with summary counts of harassment-subject other to physical contact and harassment – course of conduct with no legitimate purpose.
He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23 in Venango County Central Court.