Hospital Maintenance Worker Charged With Child Cruelty For Attack On Teen Patient

January 10, 2020

A former maintenance worker at Baptist Hospital has been charged with child cruelty after allegedly beating a 13-year old patient.

Kevin Reese Douglas, age 47 of Milton, was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail Wednesday.

According to an arrest report, Douglas was repairing holes in a wall when he learned the damage was done by the teen.

Douglas approached the teen, shoved him through a doorway and got on top of him — beating him and smashing his head against the floor, according to police. He also kicked the teen multiple times. Police said security video shows the incident.

Douglas was “swiftly” terminated by Baptist, according to a statement. He had worked at the hospital as a painter since late January 2018.


11 Responses to “Hospital Maintenance Worker Charged With Child Cruelty For Attack On Teen Patient”

  1. jason on January 15th, 2020 10:37 am

    Wayne what u fail to understand is that Kevin gave him some help he ” taught him a lesson”

  2. Wayne on January 11th, 2020 7:55 am

    @ Judy, what you fail to read was the young child was in there for help…the moron and people like you who think physical violence inflicted on them by an adult are REALLY the ones that need help.People with your violent mentality are no different than thug mentality as this little man who beat this child. He is small as many are with your mentality. SEEK HELP and save yourself and possible…some ones child.
    Hope you dont have children for Gods sake.

  3. noknak50 on January 10th, 2020 3:40 pm

    trust me, this teen and his family will soon be fielding calls from attorneys offering their services. And, he will collect.

  4. Howie on January 10th, 2020 11:54 am

    This man is the second employee from Baptist Hospital arrested in the past few weeks. First a sexual assault on a disabled patient by a nurse, now this beating and smashing attack on a teen patient.

    What’s wrong with you people?

  5. mnon on January 10th, 2020 11:12 am

    “You might have been doing your job too long when…”

  6. Wayne on January 10th, 2020 10:08 am

    He values nothing and cares about nothing or anyone
    Losers are that way

  7. Judy on January 10th, 2020 9:51 am

    Perhaps the boy needed the lesson! Perhaps he will think twice before destroying others’ property. Perhaps he learn anger management. Perhaps pigs will fly!

  8. mat on January 10th, 2020 6:49 am

    There is a special place in Hell set aside for this person.

  9. jason on January 10th, 2020 6:30 am

    Good job Kevin, they should give u a parenting award for that. that kid will probably grow up to be a serial killer ,but at least u taught him a lesson on vandalizem

  10. elmer on January 10th, 2020 6:22 am

    was the teen charged with criminal property damage or given Participation award

  11. Concerned Citizen on January 10th, 2020 4:43 am

    The question is, did the teen do it on purpose? If so, someone should’ve beat him, because apparently he wasn’t being disciplined at home. #scaredstraight

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