Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MT: Second aide accused in abuse case expected soon in court

November 3, 2009

The second woman accused of abusing a North Middle School autistic student is expected to make her initial appearance in Cascade County District Court soon, according to a deputy county attorney.

Kristina Marie Kallies is the second teacher's aide accused of abusing Garrett Schilling when he was a 13-year-old North student. An arrest warrant has been issued for her on a felony count of assault on a minor and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children.

Great Falls Police Department detectives have been in contact with Kallies, who is believed to be in San Antonio, Texas. Deputy Cascade County Attorney Kory Larsen said Monday that Kallies will be driving up to Great Falls, and he expects her in court within the next two weeks.

Another woman facing the same charges, Julie Ann Parish, made her initial appearance on Oct. 19. She posted her $5,000 bond and was released. Parish is next due in court on Thursday for an arraignment.

The two are accused of holding Schilling's head under water after he dozed off in class or didn't complete his schoolwork.

Both Kallies and Parish denied the charges during a school district investigation.

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