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Oriskany Falls man accused of abusing person with developmental disabilities

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - An Oriskany Falls man who works for a group home in Morrisville faces charges after he allegedly abused a person with developmental disabilities, the New York State Justice Center said.

Jonathan Alvarez, 25, of Oriskany Falls, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the second degree, two counts of attempted assault in the third degree, two counts of menacing in the third degree and two counts of harassment in the second degree.

According to officials, Alvarez worked for an adult group home operated by Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Morrisville. A tip was received via the Justice Center's Vulnerable Persons Central Register Hotline that Alvarez may have been abusing a client in his care, and the Justice Center, along with New York State Police, opened an investigation.

Alvarez was arraigned in the Town of Nelson Justice Court. He was released on his own recognizance.

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