Local woman accused of abusing child with special needs


New York State Police arrested a woman they say abused a child with special needs who was under her care.

Police arrested and charged Kathy Retos, 61, of Rensselaer, with two counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.

She was arraigned and remanded to Albany County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or bond.

The Birnie Bus Service confirmed that Retos was an employee of the company and has since been terminated. The company did not have a comment on the arrest.

An order of protection was issued for the victim.

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