Oakwood Employee Pleads Guilty

Gary Mounce, a former Oakwood employee, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless abuse of an adult by a caretaker. Judge David Tapp ordered Mounce to serve 60 days in jail, and Mounce also agreed to a lifetime ban in patient or resident care.

"He's agreed to never look for that type of job again, never to work in that type of jobs again and that's an extremely important result," said Mary Cartwright from the Kentucky's Attorney General's Office.

Trials are scheduled next month for three other Oakwood workers accused of either abuse or neglect of residents at the Somerset, Ky., home for mentally challenged adults.


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