CHICAGO (CBS) — An Illinois Department of Human Services employee has been arrested and charged with violently abusing a resident at a long-term care facility in Waukegan.

Brandy Johnson, 42, of Beach Park, was charged with aggravated battery and abuse of a long-term facility resident following an investigation by the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation.

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State Police said Johnson worked as a medical health technician at the Ann Kiley Developmental Center. The IDHS called State Police there back on Dec. 16 following allegations of the physical abuse of a resident by Johnson, state police said.

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It was alleged that Johnson grabbed a resident and abused her during an altercation. A physical exam revealed a bruise on the victim’s body, state police said.

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Johnson was taken into custody and was at the Lake County Jail on Wednesday awaiting a bond hearing.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff