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Home health aide, 60, accused of assaulting dementia patient in Morris County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A home health aide who was supposed to be caring for a man with dementia has been charged with assaulting the patient in Hanover Township, according to police.

The victim’s daughter spoke with police and stated that her father is non-verbal due to dementia and has two home health aides who help him throughout the day and night. She then stated that her father had recently been pointing to his groin and face area but she did not understand what he was trying to tell her but it appeared as if he was in pain but no bruises or cuts were observed, police said.

She told police that she had received a phone call from the recently hired aide who advised her that on May 9 he had heard her father yelling from the other room but when he got to the room he didn’t witness anything, police said.

Then on May 10, he again heard screaming and witnessed the other aide Dilshod Umarkhanov, 60, of Parsippany-Troy Hills, who was hired 4 month ago allegedly pushing and punching the victim while restraining him, police said.

The victims daughter after hearing this, purchased a camera and hid it in the house. She then provided police with the video which allegedly captured Umarkhanov striking the victim in his genitals and face area, police said.

Officers responded to the victim’s residence on May 11 and arrested Umarkhanov as he arrived for work charging him with aggravated sexual contact, endangering an injured victim and simple assault. He was then lodged in the Morris County Jail pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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