Former caregiver to stand trial in June for abuse of intellectually disabled adults
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2015) — Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today announced the indictment of four caregivers accused of failing to report sexual abuse allegedly committed by Damon Heath at Community Choices Unlimited. As a result of their failure to report these abuse allegations, Damon Heath continued his alleged abuse of residents at Community Choices.
Damon J. Heath, 23, of Frankfort, was arrested and indicted in February and has charges pending in Franklin Circuit Court for five counts of third-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Heath is a former caregiver at Community Choices Unlimited, which manages a group of Frankfort-area facilities that cares for intellectually disabled adults.
Four other employees were charged with misdemeanor counts, on April 14 in Franklin District Court, for failure to notify superiors of Heath’s abuse. All four were also indicted yesterday by the Franklin County grand jury for felony charges of wanton neglect.
The four defendants are as follows:
- Louis Dewayne Milligan, 43, charged with three counts of Wanton Neglect, Class D felonies, carrying one to five years in prison and one count of Failure to Notify Reported Abuse a Class B misdemeanor, carrying up to 90 days in jail.
- Randy Ricardo Driver, 32, charged with two counts Wanton Neglect, one count Failure to Notify Reported Abuse.
- Tammy D. Humphrey, 55, charged with two counts Wanton Neglect, two counts Failure to Notify Reported Abuse.
- Toshia J. Redding, 40, charged with two counts Wanton Neglect, two counts Failure to Notify Reported Abuse.
Heath has also been indicted on another count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and is set to be arraigned on May 1 in Franklin Circuit Court. That charge will likely be joined with the other nine pending felony charges, which are scheduled for trial, June 10, in Franklin Circuit Court. Heath was lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail in February and remains in custody on a $100,000 cash bond.
The four recently indicted defendants have been summoned to appear in Franklin District Court May 12 at 9 a.m., for arraignment on their failure to notify misdemeanor charges. They also all have been summoned to appear in Franklin Circuit Court June 19 at 9 a.m. for arraignment on their felony wanton neglect charges.