A child who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair was allegedly kicked by a woman in Winthrop Harbor, causing her to leave a visible bruise on the child’s body, which led to the arrest of the woman.
Catherine Coles, age 31, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with domestic battery that resulted in bodily harm and a domestic battery that involved physical contact.
Emma Smoler, an assistant state’s attorney in Lake County, stated that officers from the Winthrop Harbor Police Department responded to a complaint about a domestic incident on November 7.
According to Smoler, the victim is a young relative of Coles who is crippled and uses a wheelchair. The victim suffers from cerebral palsy, and Smoler also mentioned that the victim has cerebral palsy.
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The disagreement between Coles and the victim occurred while the two were engaged in a game together.
Smoler asserted that Coles kicked the youngster in the leg together. An officer stated that they observed a wound that appeared to be a bruise on the victim’s hip.
Officers took Coles into custody and took her to the Lake County Jail after the incident.
Coles was ordered to be detained on a $10,000 bond by Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak.
According to the records kept at the Lake County Jail, Coles was granted her release from custody two days after her arrest after posting a cash bond of $1,000.
On the 8th of December, an arraignment hearing will take place.
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