Deputies: United Cerebral Palsy worker sexually battered client

Victim was mentally disabled woman, deputies say

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:50:19 PM EST
Donald Viers
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -

An Ormond Beach man who was an employee of the United Cerebral Palsy organization was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he sexually battered a client.

Deputies said Donald Viers, 59, has been charged with sexual battery on a mentally disabled person after a June incident with an adult victim at his house.

Viers was a floor supervisor for UCP, a national organization that serves and advocates for people with disabilities.

Viers denied to the sexual allegations to investigators but did admit to setting up a social engagement involving the victim and a male UCP client, taking the victim and the man to his house and taking them to a restaurant.

UCP’s policies prohibit employees from socializing with clients. Viers initially denied knowing about the policy but when he was shown the policy document he had signed he declined to comment.

Investigators obtained a warrant signed by circuit court judge Frank Marriott Tuesday and arrested him at his home later that day.