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Former hospital employee pleads guilty to abusing patient

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Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 10:17 PM EDT
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NEW KENT Co., Va. (WWBT) - A King William woman and former employee at a children’s hospital in New Kent pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding for abusing a patient.

Stacey Burrell, 57, worked as a behavioral technician at Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in 2019 when the abuse happened.

The guilty plea is part of an ongoing investigation into the hospital by state police.

A sentencing hearing is set for Dec. 20.

The hospital’s former psychotherapist was indicted for two felony counts of sexual assault against patients but died by suicide before trial.

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