Lansing man faces up to 15 years in prison for abuse at foster home

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CLINTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — A Lansing man faces more than a decade in prison for vulnerable adult abuse, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.

Andrew House-Carter, a 27-year-old from Lansing, was a caregiver at a Clinton County adult foster home known as the Airport Home.

In May, a developmentally disabled person at the residence was found with major injuries. 

The victim survived after being transported to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit. The injuries included a subdural hematoma, fractured sternum, and numerous bruises and marks.   

Shortly after, a joint investigation between the Department of Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was started.

House-Carter was the lone caregiver working the night shifts on May 15-16, officials said.

“The overwhelming majority of those who care for our most vulnerable Michiganders do a wonderful job, despite many challenges,” Nessel said. “But when caregivers harm those entrusted to their care—they will be held accountable. I want to thank the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office for their partnership and professionalism with this case.” 

The Lansing man is charged with first-degree vulnerable adult abuse, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. 

On Wednesday, he was arraigned in 65A District Court in Clinton County and given a $100,000 cash/surety bond.

A pre-exam conference is scheduled for Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. and a preliminary exam is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. the AG’s office said.

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