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2 accused of taping disabled woman made to chase after food

The Associated Press
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SCRANTON, Pa. – Two workers at a northeastern Pennsylvania group home were charged Thursday with recording video of a developmentally disabled woman as they made her chase after chicken they threw in a yard and basement and on a bathroom floor.

Police charged Eileen Dougherty, 39, of Scranton and Lisa Ann Wall, 41, of Duryea, according to the Times-Tribune of Scranton.

They were charged with multiple counts of abuse of a care-dependent person at a home operated by the Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Neither woman has a lawyer listed in online court records and phone numbers were not available for them.

Both women have resigned from their jobs as direct support professionals at the home in Scranton, the paper said.

An Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania official told the Times-Tribune that the woman they allegedly recorded seems to be doing well and there is no sign she suffered physical or emotional trauma.