Special needs child found in deplorable conditions, caretaker arrested

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville woman was arrested and is facing multiple charges after police said a special needs child under her care was found in deplorable conditions.

Twenty-three-year-old Angelica Tutt was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and criminal abuse.

Police said a 9 -year-old girl with cerebral palsy was found in Tutt's Beecher Terrace home covered in feces and vomit.

According to a police report, Tutt was supposed to be caring for the girl and six other children when she was arrested. Police said she was interfering with a separate investigation in the neighborhood when she was taken into custody, and she head-butted and spit on the arresting officer.

Tutt was asked by officers if she had any children at her home and police said Tutt told them the only child in her home was a 12-year-old that cares for herself. When police arrived at the home in the 400 block of S. 10th Street that's when they found the 9-year-old girl lying at the bottom of some stairs.

Police said it appears the girl fell. She was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital - her condition is unknown.

WHAS11's Claudia Coffey is working to find out more information about this story and will have more coming up tonight at 4, 5 and 6.

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