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Assault on Social Worker

April 6, 2010 permalink

When an unwanted social worker entered the Connecticut home of Michael Rivera, he punched the worker in the face, breaking several bones. Mr Rivera has been sentenced to eight years.

Reading between the lines, it looks like Connecticut is a place that treats assault on a social worker the same as an attack on a policeman, though they do not wear uniforms warning the assailant of their special protection.



Man sentenced for attack on Conn social worker

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A 19-Bridgeport man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assaulting a child welfare worker.

Michael Rivera pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of assault on a peace officer and attempted assault.

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old male case worker had driven to Rivera's home last June 25 to check on a child's living conditions.

He said Rivera punched the man in the face after shouting that a psychiatrist had given Rivera clearance to visit his child.

The case worker suffered a broken nose and several broken bones in his face.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

Source: Hartford Courant