Mental Health Facility Worker Charged with Abuse

OCALA, Fla. (AP) _ An employee accused of breaking a juvenile resident’s arm at a mental health facility has been charged with aggravated child abuse.

Ocala police say the 13-year-old told officers that Lennox Seepersad became angry and threw him to the floor of his bedroom at The Vines Hospital on Friday night, then pulled him up roughly by the arm.

The teen said he screamed for help but was given Tylenol and told to go to bed.

On Saturday, another employee drove the teen to the hospital. Doctors said the teen had a broken arm consistent with someone pulling on the arm.

The teen is now in his mother’s care.

The Ocala Star Banner ( reports surveillance video shows another teen tried to help the victim, but Seepersad pushed him away.