San Diego Family accuses caregivers of abuse

28 Dec

A family of an autistic young adult have accused caregivers of abuse after secretly recording video. In apparently pretrial hearings, the mother explains what she saw. The defense causes her of withholding information.

Preliminary hearing Thursday for 2 men accused of abusing autistic man

The video is, as you might imagine, painful to watch. So far the embed code doesn’t work, which might be for the best.

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com


By Matt Carey

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6 Responses to “San Diego Family accuses caregivers of abuse”

  1. lilady December 29, 2012 at 05:49 #

    Very disturbing video and I am furious at that tactics of the sleazy defense attorney, when he questioned the young man’s mother.

    Hello Sleazy Attorney…the videotape shows abuse by two of the young man’s hired caregivers. I only hope that the nurse loses his license and both caregivers are listed in a central registry, so they never again have the opportunity to provide care to vulnerable kids and adults.

  2. Lara Lohne December 29, 2012 at 12:17 #

    I’ve known of this family for a couple of years now. When my son was first diagnosed I took to the Internet to learn everything I could about autism and raising a child with autism. This woman has posted videos on YouTube for years on her struggle to get help and appropriate care for her son and she has watched as he’s been neglected and abused by people she trusted to care for him. Some of the neglect landed him in the hospital and some of the neglect was at the hands of hospital staff when they administered medication to him that he is allergic to and left him unattended for hours. It’s really infuriating to witness what this woman has gone through to care for her son, she thought she had won a small battle when she was able to get these two nurses for in home care of her son, only to learn they have been abusing him and now they accuse her of being high maintenance, I’m sorry but no. She’s been advocating for her son for years, fighting against a system that just wants to shut him away and forget about him. If that’s high maintenance, then the world needs more high maintenance moms, in my opinion.

  3. lilady December 29, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Test email.

  4. Jade January 10, 2013 at 06:23 #

    The Oakley family is one of the rare families that fight for the severely autistic son no matter how complex or tough his needs are. They view him as a person who is capable of doing better, capable of making progress, which is even more heartbreaking considering how hard this family has worked to protect their son, in the midst of such complex and horrifying experiences. No doubt, this family loves their autistic son and sees him as a person of worth and worthy of love and dignity. Such a shame a few caregivers they thought they could trust, ended up bringing more harm, hurt and distrust to a family that has worked so hard to help their severely autistic son. THese caregivers are every families’s nightmare. Caregivers who come in, seem helpful, but are then secretly caught abusing the autistic child or adult on tape. Imagine the horror this family felt when viewing these videos. The utter torment and despair of thinking, OMG, these were people we thought we could trust, and now we see them doing unspeakable things to our child. a severely autistic child who can’t defend himself or tell others what is being done to him.

  5. Tomas January 12, 2013 at 21:32 #

    The defense attorneys are pulling the same tactic most attorneys pull when they want to distract attention away from the criminal behavior of their clients: they attack the victim or the victim’s family. But the truth of what is seen on these videos (one caregiver is seen punching the autistic man in face and the nurse is seen pulling his hair and violently bringing him down to floor, where you hear a thud and the autistic man moan in pain) will never be distorted. Anyone with a brain and good eyes can see what these caregivers did to this very vulnerable young autistic man and in the name of justice, they must go to jail for what they did.

  6. Aspiegalie February 1, 2013 at 20:59 #

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