Alleged Disabled Persons Abuse Last Week: UPDATE

The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged incident of disabled person abuse.

On April 3rd, Rabun County EMS as well as the Mountain City Police Department and the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a location in reference to the alleged assault of a disabled adult, Ashley Hamilton of Clayton.

Witnesses stated that the injuries occurred on April 2nd, and the following day, a home health professional encouraged Hamilton be taken to a hospital to have her injuries examined.

Investigator Gerald Johnson with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said he is emotionally affected by the situation.

“I’m certainly emotionally effected and very concerned over the thoughts of anyone being calloused enough to hurt any innocent person,” said Johnson. “This case involves several persons of interest. We must be diligent in our efforts to find as much tangible evidence as possible since our victim in not in a position to tell us what happened to her. It is in the interest of justice to see that no stone is left unturned.”

Multiple agencies and professionals have been and will be consulted during this ongoing case, and a referral has been made to the Georgia Department of Adult Protective Services.

Over 6,000 people have joined a Facebook group created in support of Hamilton.