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Health aide accused of striking man in his care, police say

A health aide from Queens Village has been charged with endangering the welfare of a man in his care after, Nassau police said he hit him in the face.

Police said Randolph Bien-Aime, 25, was working as a health aide for a mentally incompetent 59-year-old man in Thomaston when he struck the man in the face Tuesday morning, giving him a black eye along with bruising and swelling. Police said Bien-Aime hit the man because he wouldn't comply with directions.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Bien-Aime, of 101-10 217th Place, is charged with endangering the welfare of an elderly person and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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