Police: Five Arrested for Abuse at Home for Disabled People

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Police: Five Arrested for Abuse at Home for Disabled People

Investigators say Amelia Hagedorn -- the owner of Indianapolis-based Safe Journey LLC -- along with three of her employees -- have been charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a disabled person.

INDIANAPOLIS--Five people are facing criminal charges after claims of abuse at a home for disabled people. 

Investigators say Amelia Hagedorn -- the owner of Indianapolis-based Safe Journey LLC -- along with three of her employees -- have been charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a disabled person.

Court documents show there was a fight between Hagedorn and a woman at the facility. Investigators say Hagedorn and employees Sharita Bell, Danielle Moore, and Carmele Journey-Starks, pinned the woman on the ground.

Police say a video of the alleged incident shows those employees sitting on the woman while hitting her multiple times in the head and face. 

A fourth employee, Sara Clancy, has been charged with not reporting the abuse because investigators say she witnessed the incident and did not report it to law enforcement.  

Police say the woman who was abused suffered bruises to her shoulder, face, neck, and chest. 

Hagedorn, Bell and Clancy were arrested Tuesday. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Journey-Starks and Moore.  

 

(PHOTO: RTV6) 

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