Lebanon home nurse accused of assaulting boy with autism

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LEBANON COUNTY (WPMT)-A Lebanon County home nurse is facing charges after police said she assaulted a 10-year-old boy with autism last year.

Authorities charged 46-year-old Rebecca Louise Risser with simple assault, neglect of care dependent person, endangering the welfare of children, harassment and disorderly conduct.

The alleged incident occurred on December 3.  Risser punched the boy in the face while she was alone with him at his home located along Route 72 in Swatara Township, state police said.

The boy suffered injuries to his face.

 

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