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Police: Airville-area man, 75, punched caregiver, gave her a black eye

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A 75-year-old Airville-area man is free on bail, accused of attacking his live-in caregiver and giving her a black eye because she was late returning home.

Kenneth R. Haugh, of the 3600 block of Delta Road in Lower Chanceford Township, is charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and the summary offense of harassment, according to court records.

He is free on $10,000 bail, records state.

According to charging documents filed by state police, the attack happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Haugh's home.

Kenneth R. Haugh

Haugh was highly intoxicated and was angry at the woman for not returning home on time, charging documents allege.

He yelled and screamed at her, then started to push and shove her, police said.

Haugh grabbed the caregiver and punched her three times in the face, charging documents allege.

When state troopers got to the home, the caregiver had red marks on her neck in addition to the bruised right eye, according to documents.

Another person was in the home at the time and witnessed the attack, police said.

The caregiver's job title is direct-care worker, and she lived in Haugh's home while working for the Immaculate Home Healthcare Agency, according to agency office manager Eddie Sonpon.

"She's managing," he said, when asked how the direct-care worker is doing.

She's also taking some time off and is moving out of Haugh's home, Sonpon said.

On Thursday, Haugh said he is hard of hearing and referred questions from a reporter to his daughter, who said they are in the process of finding him an attorney.

She also said the caregiver is a now-former family friend who had been gone for a day-and-a-half.

Haugh's bail conditions include having no contact with his former caregiver, according to both Sonpon and Haugh's daughter.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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