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Former Pennsylvania caregiver convicted of sexual abuse

February 14, 2019

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A former worker at a Pennsylvania care home has been convicted of sexually abusing a patient.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Andrew Dula III of Shickshinny molested the 36-year-old woman at a home for people with disabilities. A jury convicted him Thursday on eight counts, including institutional sexual assault.

Dula gave a videotaped confession in which he admitted to sexually assaulting the woman. The confession was played for the jury.

Defense attorney Al Flora Jr. says Dula will appeal the verdict, citing a lack of physical evidence of a crime.

Dula was taken to jail after the verdict. Sentencing is scheduled for May.