Abuse Allegations Include Words Scratched Into Skin, Staffers Claim ‘Paranormal Activity’

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – Disturbing allegations of abuse have been uncovered at the Pueblo Regional Center for people with severe intellectual disabilities.

A federal report indicates that several residents had words scratched into their skin. Staffers claim the words appeared by “paranormal activity.”

Another patient was allegedly burned with a hairdryer to raise her body temperature.

The alleged abuse occurred before November 2015 and as recently as April.

State officials say the staff at the center has been retrained.

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