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Woman charged with abusing 80-year-old mother with dementia

Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. – A Puyallup woman has been charged with abusing her 80-year-old mother who has dementia.

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release that 51-year-old Leisa Wagner was charged Friday with assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Prosecutors said Puyallup police were called to a home in September after a family member reported Wagner was choking an 80-year-old woman, had tied her to a chair and was beating her.

Police said they found the woman tied to a wooden chair at the waist with a bed sheet.

Police say Wagner told them she used a sheet to restrain her mom but denied strangling her.

Wagner has been released from jail on her own recognizance.