Prosecutors say an employee hit his fellow co-worker, who has a severe form of autism, at a hotel in Gurnee and then bragged about it on social media.
The incident occurred on August 21 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler.
Officers were called after Dmarreia D. Page, 22, of Waukegan, allegedly battered another person.
Page and the victim, who were both employees of the hotel, were outside when it occurred.
The victim has a severe form of autism and is practically non-verbal, Smoler said.
The victim reported Page hit him and officers observed marks on the victim.
Smoler said that Page was bragging about the incident on social media.
Court records show Page was initially charged with a misdemeanor but later the charges were upgraded to felonies.
He was charged with six counts of aggravated battery in late November. A warrant was issued in early December.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered the bond to stand at $50,000, which was set on the warrant.
Page remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $5,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 25.