California caretaker arrested after allegedly using stun gun to abuse mentally disabled adult
KTLA / San Bernardino County
Dewaina Cunningham

By Anthony Kurzweil, KTLA

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A caretaker accused of using a stun gun to abuse a mentally disabled adult was arrested in San Bernardino Wednesday.

The caretaker, identified as 52-year-old Dewaina Cunningham, was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of physical and mental abuse at an adult board and care home located in the 6100 block of Blythe Avenue, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

Surveillance video recorded in November shows Cunningham using a stun gun to mentally intimidate and physically assault the unidentified victim, the Sheriff’s Department stated.

Detectives interviewed Cunningham and arrested her on suspicion of dependent adult abuse.

Cunningham had worked at the home for about one year and was responsible for the care of dependent adults.

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