A staff member at a Dutchess County children's home was arrested after she allegedly used physical force against a child.

On May, 8, 2018, state police responded to Astor Home for Children and Families on Mill Street in the Village of Rhinebeck for a report of an Astor Home staff member using physical force with a service recipient.

According to a press release, Samara Nesheiwat, age 24, of Poughkeepsie threw a child less than 13 years of age to the ground, and was subsequently arrested.

Nesheiwat was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. She was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Village of Rhinebeck Court at a later date.

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