Prosecutors say an employee beat a colleague, who has severe autism, at a Gurnee hotel and bragged about it on social media.
The incident occurred at Gurnee’s Great Wolf Lodge on August 21, said Lake County Assistant State Attorney Emma Smaller.
Police were called after Waukegan Domaleia D. Page, 22, allegedly beat another person.
Page, a hotel employee, and the victim were outside when the incident occurred.
The victim has severe autism and is virtually speechless, Smoler said.
The victim reported that Page punched him, and officers observed the victim’s tracks.
Smoler said Page boasted about the incident on social media.
Court records show that Paige was initially charged with a misdemeanor, but was later upgraded to a felony.
He was indicted on six counts of aggravated battery in late November. The warrant was issued in early December.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered a bond of $50,000, which was set in the warrant.
Page remains in custody at the Lake County Jail and will have to throw in $5,000 in cash to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 25.