A Pinellas ark man has been arrested after physically abusing a disabled man under care at a group home.
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Douglas Rivera, 28

 A Pinellas ark man has been arrested after physically abusing a disabled man under care at a group home.
Douglas Rivera, 28 (PPPD)

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – A Pinellas Park man has been arrested after physically abusing a disabled man under care at a group home.

On Wednesday at approximately 2:00 PM, police responded to a battery investigation in the 6400 block of Elmhurst Drive, Pinellas Park.

According to police, the owner of a group home reported an employee has battered a disabled adult under the care of the group home.

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Investigators determined the suspect, Douglas Rivera, 28, battered the disabled 20-year-old adult victim by striking him in the head with his elbow.

Additionally, Rivera picked the victim up and slammed him onto the ground, police say.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Douglas Rivera was arrested and charged with abuse of a disabled person.

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