Ex-Glenwood center workers plead guilty to neglect

Ex-Glenwood center workers plead guilty to neglect
A sign at the entrance to the Glenwood Resource Center in March 2009. (World-Herald News Service)

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Two more former Glenwood State Resource Center workers charged with mistreating residents have pleaded guilty.

The Des Moines Register reported that Darrel Case, 50, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of wanton neglect of a resident of a health care facility. His wife, Dana Case, 43, pleaded guilty to one count.

They’re scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 12.

Earlier this year, 13 workers at the center quit or were fired over abuse allegations. An Iowa Department of Human Services investigation found that several clients were physically abused or subjected to verbal abuse or neglect.

The center provides services for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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