Office of the Attorney General
Our Lady of Peace Behavioral Analyst Indicted For Criminal Abuse
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a behavioral analyst working at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky for criminal abuse in the second degree. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Jeffrey Dillen, 28, of Louisville, on Thursday, May 7, 2009 for criminal abuse II, a class D felony which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Dillen is charged in connection with an incident in May 2008 when, while conducting research for a presentation, he allowed Katlyn Moore to bang her head on a concrete floor 129 times. The victim, Moore, was a teenager diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, and mental retardation, with a history of self injurious behavior, all of which was known by the defendant.
Investigators from the Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division, conducted the criminal investigation of this case and prosecutors from the Medicaid Fraud Division are handling the prosecution at the request of the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
“Protecting our most vulnerable citizens is a priority for my administration and we will continue to investigate and prosecute abuse and neglect cases throughout this Commonwealth.” General Conway said.
Arraignment is scheduled in Jefferson Circuit Court, division five on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
An indictment is an allegation and the defendant is deemed innocent until proven guilty.