UNION, S.C. (WSPA)- A Union man is in jail, accused of abusing and neglecting an elderly woman.
According to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Christopher Scott Austin is charged in the case.
Deputies say they went to do a welfare check after hearing that an elderly woman at her home in Union had been assaulted.
When they got there, deputies say at first, Austin wouldn’t let them inside to check on the woman. Once he did, they found the woman in her bed and her face appeared to be bruised.
According to the report, when they turned on the light, they could see that the woman had multiple bruises on her face and body. She told deputies that Austin had assaulted her multiple times.
The elderly woman was taken to Union Medical Center for evaluation.
Deputies arrested Austin and charged him with abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult.