UPDATE: Wood County caregiver sentenced in abuse case

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - UPDATE: Kendall Jackson was sentenced Monday in Wood County Common Pleas Court to four years and 11 months in prison, plus three years parole.

Jackson was found guilty of felonious assault, endangering children, and patient abuse after a video caught her allegedly abusing a teenage patient.

Police issued a nationwide warrant for a local caregiver accused of assaulting a teenager with intellectual disabilities. In February a Wood County grand jury indicted 21-year-old Kendall Louise Jackson on nine counts of assault.

The alleged assault happened at a respite home on Melrose street in Bowling Green. It's owned by ViaQuest which provides behavioral health care services. According to an investigation report employees claimed when the 14 year old boy came out of his room an employee said "we can't send you to school like that; it looks like we beat you." According to the report, Jackson admitted she unplugged "the sammy so I could beat his (blank) so he'd go back to sleep." The employees immediately called the police. Police obtained surveillance video from the boy's bedroom that was captured on the sammy which is a video recorder.

Jackson claims she hit the pillow, but never hit the teen. Kendall Jackson missed her arraignment and police are actively looking for her.

The president of ViaQuest sent this statement to 13abc "ViaQuest performed all of the appropriate background checks prior to employment and Ms. Jackson passed all required background checks. There was nothing that indicated Ms. Jackson would act in such an egregious manner. When notified of her actions we terminated employment and contacted law enforcement immediately. My hope is that she will be found and justice will be served. "