by KMOV.com staff
May 8, 2013
A man was arrested after he allegedly beat up his 79-year-old mother at his St. Charles home on Monday.
Daniel Quirk Jr. was charged first-degree elder abuse.
According to court documents, Quirk punched and kicked his mother at a home in the 340 block of Oakleaf.
Authorities said Quirk’s mother was transported to the hospital with broken bones, bruises, cuts and abrasions.
Police said Quirk was on probation for a 2010 assault on his mother, and there was a warrant out for his arrest.
“Your worst fear is something like this reoccurs only it’s worse this time,” said circuit court judge Tim Lohmar. "If you look at the pictures you can see that this was a brutal assault.”
Sources say Quirk locked his mother in a room for hours before taking her to the hospital
Officials say for every elderly person who is a known victim of financial or physical abuse, there are six more who are unknown.
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