The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 9, 2012

Investigators: Aide slapped Selinsgrove Center resident

The Daily Item

— SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove Center aide is accused of slapping a severely mentally handicapped and wheelchair-bound resident.

Kerri Susan Lockcuff, 38, of 274 Hanover St., Northumberland, was employed as an aide at the Penn Township residential facility on May 14 when she was allegedly observed striking William D. Wilkinson, 58, in the right side of the head and yelling at him to “shut up” as she pushed his chair into an activity room, court records filed by state police at Selinsgrove said.

Facility housekeeper Jennifer Leitzel reported seeing Lockcuff hit Wilkinson and hearing her complain about her job and the people around her, court records said.

Lockcuff is scheduled to appear at an Oct. 22 preliminary hearing before District Judge John H. Reed in Selinsgrove on misdemeanor simple assault and summary harassment charges.