As reported by WMUR:
A pair of Ossipee residents were arrested and accused of abusing an 80-year-old woman Monday.
Darin Brown, 43, and his wife, Sharon Giordano, 38, were accused of hiding Brown’s mother and abusing her.
The victim had been reported missing from Massachusetts. On Monday morning, police searched Brown’s Ossipee home and found his mother. Authorities said the woman showed signs of abuse and neglect, and was immediately hospitalized.
RSA 161-F:46 requires any person that has a reason to believe that an elderly incapacitated adult has been subjected to physical abuse, neglect, or exploitation or is living in hazardous conditions to notify the Department of Health and Human Services or their local law enforcement agency.
Any person (other than the alleged perpetrator) who makes a report of an alleged incident of abuse, neglect or exploitation in good faith shall have immunity from any criminal or civil liability.
To make a report, contact the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at 1-800-949-0470. Calls are confidential. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1.