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Care worker jailed for abusing woman with dementia

|News, Violent crime

A 60-year-old care worker has been sentenced for assaulting and ill-treating an 87-year-old woman in her home in Leyland in May last year.

Fadeke Adebayo, from London, was employed to provide specialist 24-hour care to the woman in her home.

Following concerns about how his mother was having falls during the day, her son installed a covert camera in the living room.

When he visited her a few days later she begged him not to leave her and told him her carer bullies her and makes her do things. He immediately called the care company and Adebayo was told to pack her bags and leave the address.

When he viewed the footage, it captured Adebayo verbally and physically abusing his mother on 8 and 9 May 2022. The footage showed Adebayo pushing her onto the sofa, blocking her from leaving the room, flicking her in the face and hitting her on the head with a slipper.

In his Victim Impact Statement, her son said that his mother being abused has left him depressed and unable to sleep.

He thought he was employing someone who would care for his mother and tend to all her needs. He feels angry at what happened to his mother and it has taken its toll on him that he was unable to protect her.

Fadeke Adebayo pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to three counts of assault by beating and one count of ill-treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Preston Crown Court on Friday.

Isla Chilton, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: "Fadeke Adebayo should have treated this vulnerable woman with dignity and respect, but instead she degraded her in the most deplorable way.

"Her son's instincts proved to be correct and I would like to thank him for his quick thinking in installing a camera and providing us with the video evidence which has helped us bring her to justice. When faced with the overwhelming evidence against her she was left with no other choice than to plead guilty to the offences she faced.

"Today's sentencing shows how seriously we take the criminal mistreatment of vulnerable and elderly people."

Notes to editors

Fadeke Adebayo's DOB is 7/2/1962

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