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Group Home Supervisor Charged With Abuse

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) A group supervisor at a Metro East home for people with developmental disabilities is accused of slapping two residents and pouring water on one of them.

Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 21-year-old Marcus Lovett of Alton with two counts each of abuse of a long-term health care facility resident and of aggravated battery of an intellectually disabled person.

Investigators say the alleged abuse took place Tuesday at Beverly Farms in Godfrey and was reported to supervisors by a Lovett co-worker.

The alleged victims are 36 and 61. Investigators say they were not seriously injured.

Online court records don’t show whether Lovett has an attorney. He does not have a listed home telephone number.

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