A Burlington County house caregiver who last year was accused of sexually abusing a nonverbal and partially blind teenage girl had further fees lodged towards him, authorities mentioned Friday.
Edmondo DiPaolo, 34, of Pemberton Township, was arrested after the brand new fees have been filed and was once more launched throughout a primary look in Superior Court docket, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned.
The brand new fees have been made in connection to the identical woman, authorities mentioned. They have been filed after regulation enforcement reviewed almost 200 hours of footage that authorities say confirmed further abuse in the course of the 5 months when DiPaolo was working because the woman’s caregiver in her household’s Southampton house.
Prosecutors now say DiPaolo allegedly pushed the woman’s face right into a pillow, squeezed her throat and shoved a stuffed animal into her mouth to limit her respiratory.
Authorities initially charged DiPaolo in March 2020 with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree tried aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a kid.
He was launched at the moment following a detention listening to, authorities mentioned.
The woman was 15 on the time and has a neurological dysfunction, authorities mentioned. She is partially blind, motionless, unable to talk and is fed and medicated by way of tubes, the prosecutor’s workplace added.
Members of the family initially contacted regulation enforcement after discovering an harm to her leg and the case was investigated by State Police. Authorities mentioned her femur bone had been damaged whereas DiPaolo was allegedly harshly adjusting her place previous to sexually assault her.
DiPaolo was employed as a non-public responsibility nurse by Most well-liked Residence Well being Care & Nursing Providers, Inc. A director of group relations for the corporate mentioned he had not been an worker there “for a very long time,” however didn’t remark additional.
Anybody who suspects DiPaolo could have mistreated different sufferers is urged to name State Police Detective P. Ryba on the Crimson Lion Barracks at 609-859-2282.
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