A nurse at a rehabilitation center in Watsontown, Pennsylvania has been charged with harassment for allegedly forcing medication down a patient's throat.
The police were contacted on February 25 by administrators at the facility and a police report was made concerning the incident. The nurse was an agency nurse at the rehab center.
Robert Gary Schwenzer 67 alledgedly attempted to pry open the mouth of a 92-year-old patient to give a prescribed medication after the patient refused to take it.
Two staff members witnessed the incident and reported seeing Schwenzer grabbing the patient's upper and lower mouth and attempting to pull it open.
The police contacted the District Attorneys Office and charged Schwenzer with harassment.
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