Hidden camera captures therapist abusing 3-year-old autistic boy

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by Carlos Otero / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 7:06 AM

(KMOV) – A therapist is now facing child abuse charges after a Wisconsin mother says a hidden camera captured video showing the in-home therapist abusing her 3-year-old autistic son.

The video shows the young therapist elbowing the 3-year-old, hitting him with pillows, and even head-butting him during a session.

The mother, Stephanie Lowe, reportedly set up the camera after she became concerned that her child was not improving from the on-going sessions

“It’s about my son…this could be happening anywhere.”

Investigators say the therapist told them he did not recall assaulting the boy, as he had been studying for a college exam on his computer.

 

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