Former elementary teacher convicted of abusing child with autism
Marlynn Stillions was found guilty on Saturday after a two-day jury trial.
The charges concerned acts committed by Stillions during the 2015-2015 school year at Kenwood Elementary in Fort Walton Beach. Stillions taught a pre-kindergarten class for children with disabilities.
The victim, a 5-year-old boy with autism, was non-verbal. The State Attorney’s Office said Stillions tripped, kneed, and shoved the boy to the ground.
Sentencing has been scheduled for December 6. State sentencing guidelines call for a 33 month state prison sentence with the maximum of 15 years state prison.
The case was investigated by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.