A 49-year-old Didsbury man who was an employee at a residential care facility in the town was arrested and charged with assault after Didsbury Mounties received a report regarding alleged physical abuse.

Didsbury RCMP received the report earlier this week on, Tuesday, November 7.

”Upon further investigation, it was determined the 87-year-old victim had been physically assaulted by a care worker at the facility between September 2021 and August 2022,” police stated in a release.

As a result of the information obtained by police, on November 8, Maximino Garcia was arrested and charged with assault. 

Garcia was released from police custody by a Justice of the Peace on several conditions to ensure the safety of the victim.  Garcia is scheduled to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Didsbury on November 20.

The investigation remains active and police are looking for additional victims.

If you have any information regarding this criminal offence or have information regarding additional victims, you are encouraged to contact the Didsbury RCMP Detachment at 403-335-3382. Callers who prefer to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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