New information on disabled man allegedly assaulted by caregiver

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - We're learning new information tonight about a disabled man allegedly assaulted by a care-giver in January.

Now the man's family is speaking out and they say this was not a simple assault.

Their son was pinned against the wall, kicked, and hit in the face after he didn't want to take out the trash.

Twenty-six-year-old, Brandon Sullivan, suffers from a behavioral disorder. His family says he lives at a group home in West Henrico.

That is where police say twenty-two-year-old, Stafford McIsaacs, assaulted one of the people he was supposed to be taking care of back on January 18th.

Marcia Sullivan is Brandon's mother. She says she didn't know the extent of this assault until she saw our first report last month on NBC12.

"I really didn't know what was going on until I saw y'all's news and I said 'oh my God!'," she said.

Sullivan says she was told by the group home that Brandon was just pinned against the wall. She says she didn't know her son was beaten up.

"Brandon doesn't deserve that," Sullivan said. "I don't care if he's handicap or not handicap. I don't care. He doesn't deserve to be beaten the crap out of him like that."

McIsaacs was a mental health technician who was trained to care for dependent adults.

The group home says he had only been working there for a few weeks before this incident and has since been fired.

He has been charged with misdemeanor assault as well as abuse of an incapacitated adult, which is a felony.

Brandon's family says they want to make sure no one else will be hurt.

"I didn't want him doing this to anybody else's son like he did to our son," she said.

The Sullivans say Brandon wouldn't leave his home for a month after the alleged assault.  They say he's doing much better now. He still lives in the same group home.

McIsaacs is due back in court April 11th.

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