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Two Santa Barbara Nursing Home Employees Arrested On Abuse Charges

Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 12:14am

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office says it’s filed criminal abuse charges against two nursing assistants for unrelated incidents at a Santa Barbara nursing home.

Prosecutors say Brian Michael Watt of Ventura, and Hugo Batalla Rendon of Santa Barbara were arrested in connection with separate incidents at the Central Coast Nursing Center, in Santa Barbara.  Watt is facing thee counts, including sexual battery on an institutionalized victim stemming from September of 2010.   Rendon is facing four misdemeanor battery charges, from some incidents in May of this year.

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