Operator of learning centre for autistic children charged with assault

A Clarington woman is facing charges after allegedly assaulting an eight-year-old child with autism.

According to the DRPS, the suspect is the owner and clinical director of Think Tank Therapy in Bowmanville. She was arrested Wednesday (Oct. 27).

“It is alleged that on two separate occasions, the suspect physically assaulted a non-verbal eight-year-old child. It is believed that the assaults occurred early October of 2021,” reads a media release.

“Investigators are working with Durham Children’s Aid Society and the family of the victim.”

Michelle Gallagher, 29, has been charged with two counts of assault. She was released on an undertaking.



Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.

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