Cerebral Palsy Worker Accused of Taunting Blind Victim

Police say 21-year-old defendant put victim in "fear of his safety."

Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 1:19 PM EDT
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An employee of a Long Island cerebral palsy center has been accused of taunting a blind, wheelchair bound man by tilting and twisting his chair.

Gregory Richard, Jr., of Roosevelt, surrendered to police Thursday on a charge of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, reports Newsday.     

Police say the 21-year-old defendant worked as a staff member at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.

They say he put the 31-year-old victim in "fear of his safety'' on June 21 when he twisted the chair while making reference to a roller-coaster ride.     

Police say he had taunted the man in a similar fashion at least once before.     

The victim was not injured.

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