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Tucson care home operators face abuse charges

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An adult care home in Tucson has been evacuated with its residents transferred to other facilities as operators face abuse charges.

Authorities say 58-year-old Patricia Ybarra and 34-year-old Ernesto Torres each face multiple charges of physical and emotional abuse after being arrested and jailed Monday. They're a mother and son who operated the White Dove Care Home.

Assistant Attorney General Jesse Delaney says the investigation of  the state-licensed facility began after a resident told a state caseworker at a medical facility that she was afraid to return to the home.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, court documents say residents told of being slapped, pushed, threatened and made to stay outside between meals regardless of the weather.

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