KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A former caretaker at a Kingsport health care center for dependent adults was taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury last month, the TBI announced on Thursday.
Timothy Hudgins was charged with one count of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a dependent adult. The 39 year-old had worked for RHA Health Services in Kingsport as a in-home caretaker of a mentally-challenged young man, according to the TBI.
He was arrested after the victim's family discovered the alleged abuse.
Hudgins was taken to Washington County Jail and is set to appear in court on July 22, 2011.
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