Police say woman batted and threw rotten food at an autistic child for letting her dog out

According to court documents, 60-year-old Sharon Gatti cared for the child for nearly 45 minutes.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2018 3:25 PM
Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 6:16 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Poland, Indiana woman is out on bond after she was accused of battering an autistic child.

Poland is in Clay County.

According to court documents, 60-year-old Sharon Gatti cared for the child for nearly 45 minutes.

In that time, the child reportedly let Gatti's dog out of the house.

As a punishment, police say Gatti threw rotten fish food at the victim and then hit him repeatedly with an Xbox cord.

Police say the child had a number of red, swollen marks all over his body.

Officers charged Gatti with battery on a person less than 14-years of age.

She currently has a no-contact order with the victim.

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