A 68-year-old Pikesville woman pleaded guilty on June 29 to second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Constance Felder was sentenced to probation before judgment and placed on supervised probation for 18 months. She must also perform 50 hours of community service, and she will be placed on a federal list that will exclude her from working at any federally funded health care facility.
In October 2015 when Felder worked as a caregiver at Progress Unlimited, an adult day care facility in Owings Mills for individuals with developmental disabilities, a co-worker reported to a supervisor that Felder had struck a 62-year-old blind and nonverbal man on the back of the head multiple times with a closed fist.
Second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of five years of incarceration and/or a $5,000 fine.
Adam Barry is an intern at the Baltimore Jewish Times.