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Lance Anglin pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to a charge of criminal deviate conduct for forcing a mentally disabled man to perform oral sex on him. (Photo supplied / St. Joseph County Jail)
South Bend group home worker admits to abusing mentally disabled resident
Posted on Aug. 6, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.

A South Bend man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of criminal deviate conduct for sexually abusing a mentally disabled man.

Lance Anglin, 51, a former worker at a South Bend group home, was accused of forcing a 49-year-old mentally disabled resident to perform oral sex on him, according to a report from the South Bend Tribune.

The victim told his mother about the incident when she picked him up at the home to go out for a meal, according to court documents obtained by the Tribune.

She then told other staff at the home, reported the incident to police and other necessary state agencies like Adult Protective Services.

According to the documents, the victim was too disabled to give proper consent.

Anglin was removed from duty when the allegation was made and fired after his arrest in August 2013.

He is scheduled to appear in St. Joseph Superior Court for sentencing on Sept. 25.