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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) – A health care facility employee faces charges and accusations of battering residents of the facility.

A Madison County circuit court judge charged Marcus Lovett, 21, of Alton, with abuse of a long-term health care facility resident and two felony charges of aggravated battery to an intellectually disabled person, according to Madison County Sheriff's office.

The incident happened Tuesday at Beverly Farm, a long-term health facility for those with development disabilities.

A Beverly Farms healthcare facility employee reported to the facility's assistant executive director that Lovett battered two residents, according to deputies. Lovett slapped a 36-year-old resident multiple time for not following orders and then poured water on him, according to a police report.

Lovett then slapped the face of another resident who didn't sit down, according to the report.

Deputies arrested Lovett Wednesday upon his arrival to Beverly Farms.

Lovett has a bond set at $75,000.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact either investigations at 618-296-4826, dispatch at 618-692-4433 or the anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.

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