Man takes plea deal for elder abuse, sentenced to probation, house arrest

Jonah Delgado, 20, was caught on home surveillance video abusing the 88-year-old disabled man he was hired to care for, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Prosecutors say the video shows Delgado punch the elderly man in the stomach three times. The video also shows the victim being slapped and shoved down on a bed. Delgado also verbally abused the man he was hired to keep healthy and happy, according to investigators. Delgado pleaded guilty to three third-degree felonies, two counts of elder abuse, and battery of a victim over the age of 65. Delgado also apologized.

Delgado was sentenced to two years of house arrest and four years probation. He is not allowed to be a caretaker, must attend anger management classes, perform 200 hours community service, and write a letter of apology.


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