Kentucky woman accused of burning, cutting man with autism


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police say a Kentucky woman is accused of whipping a man with autism with a stereo cord, shooting him with an airsoft gun, burning him with a hot spoon and cutting his hand with a knife.

News outlets quote court records as saying 21-year-old Taylor Gonsman had forced the 20-year-old man to let her abuse him. Her arrest warrant says the alleged abuse happened at the man’s home in Louisville.

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Police say the man suffered serious injuries. They say he told them that he befriended Gonsman and her girlfriend at a gas station over the weekend and let them stay over at his home.

Police say they found Gonsman on Saturday babysitting at a nearby residence.

She is charged with second-degree assault and pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.