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Ex-employees of Chelmsford Group Home Allegedly Abused Disabled Adult

February 6, 2019
Daniel Maina, 41, of Tyngsboro, and Jennifer Nganga, both charged in the assault of a disabled adult at a Chelmsford group home. (CHELMSFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT courtesy photos) Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

CHELMSFORD -- Two former employees of a group home are accused of battering and abusing a cognitively disabled, non-verbal adult, according to police.

Daniel Maina, 41, of Tyngsboro, and Jennifer Nganga, 60, of Lowell, were arrested by Chelmsford Police. They have each been charged with assault and battery on a disabled person, and abuse by a caretaker.

The police investigation showed a pattern of abuse by the two employees on a 50-year-old, non-verbal resident of the group home, located on Harding Street.

“The evidence gathered during the investigation showed a clear pattern of physical abuse against a victim who could not defend himself or report his abuse at the hands of the very people charged with his care and well-being,” Police Chief James Spinney said in a statement.

The group home is operated by Northeast Residential Services.

Both suspects were held by Chelmsford Police, and are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Lowell District Court.

This is a developing story.

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