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Caregiver arrested after leaving disabled adult alone in hotel

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Aug 23, 2013 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
The caregiver of a mentally challenged adult has been arrested after leaving the individual alone in a hotel room while he went to Walt Disney World for six hours. The victim has the mental capacity of a three-year-old. Maintenance workers at the Marriott Grand Vista resort noticed water leaking out from under the room's door and found the disabled adult inside with water coming from a clogged sink. A rice cooker was plugged in near the sink, which the workers removed as a safety precaution before contacting Mohsin Mirza, age 47. Mirza said that he'd taken other children to Disney World and had "never left the victim alone before, but thought it would be safe."

The incident will be looked into by the Department of Children and Families. Mirza has been charged with neglect of a disabled adult.