Rochester youth care professional arrested for abuse

Rochester youth care professional arrested for abuse

May 15, 2018 04:44 PM

A Rochester man was arrested on charges of abuse for a teenage resident in his care Tuesday. 

The NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs announced the arrest of Henry Taylor Jr., 27, who was employed as a youth care professional at the Hillside Children's Center in Rochester. 

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Taylor was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and harassment in the second degree after allegedly grabbing the victim by the neck, pushing him down on a bed and then squeezing the victim's neck with his hands. 

The victim was treated for abrasions to the neck. 

The incident was called into the Justice Center hotline by HCC who also called the Rochester Police Department. 

Taylor was arraigned before the Rochester City Court. Taylor is due to return to court June 6. 

He has been terminated from his position. 


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