NEW YORK — A former aide who admitted placing a cigarette lighter flame on a client’s skin has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a disabled person.

Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning announced the plea by Nicholas Aviles of Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The victim cannot hear or speak. Gunning said “one can only imagine the terror” he felt.

The court promised Aviles a sentence of 60 days in jail and five years’ probation when he is sentenced on June 20.


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