A Bronx woman, employed by Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, has been arrested on charges that she struck a person with a developmental disability.
Sheltering Arms is licensed by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning said Ingrid Padilla, 69, appeared in Bronx Criminal Court and was arraigned on charges of first degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, a felony; fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, second degree menqacing and third degree attempted assault, all misdemeanors.
The charges stem from a January 2016 incident in which the defendant is alleged to have struck the victim in the head with a hole punch.
Padilla has been suspended from her position. She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on March 13, 2017.