LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The arrest report for one of the women accused of abusing two men with cognitive disabilities has been released.
According to the report, 26-year-old Stephany Gilbert brought the two men to the home of 23-year-old Jakia Edwards on Christmas Day.
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Edwards then recorded Gilbert yelling and abusing the two adults.
Gilbert reportedly slapped “Joseph” on the back of the head and told him to soil himself.
Gilbert then reportedly kicks the other man and tells him to get off a wall. Gilbert then allegedly grabbed the man by his hair and pulled him away from the wall, causing him to fall to the ground.
Next, it appears that Gilbert grabbed one of the men by his sweater, causing him to lose his balance and fall down, hitting his head.
Police were alerted to the incident when someone saw a video of the abuse posted on Facebook and recognized Gilbert.
That person called a doctor who worked with Gilbert and was told that Gilbert had been admitted to Valley Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit due to suicidal thoughts.
Police made contact with Gilbert who admitted she had taken the men to her sister’s home in Henderson.
She said that her sister woke her up because the men had soiled themselves. She admitted that she became frustrated with the men and began yelling at them.
Afterwards, she told police she sent the video to family members who posted it on Facebook. She admitted that she ultimately became scared that something was going to happen to her because of what she did and that is when she sought help for herself at the hospital.
Both Gilbert and Edwards were arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. They are facing the following charges:
- Neglect of an older or vulnerable person
- Abuse of an older or vulnerable person
- Conspire to abuse, exploit or isolate an older or vulnerable person