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Woman Charged with Assaulting Autistic Child in Culpeper Court

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Betty Turner, a former Culpeper County school employee charged with assaulting a 5-year-old autistic boy on a school bus, was in court for an arraignment Wednesday morning.  

Linda Rastall, 50, and Betty Turner, 56,are accused of physically and verbally assaulting the boy in an attempt to control him. Authorities say the child was crying because a toy had been taken away from him as he rode the bus home from school on Feb. 20.

The former bus aide and former teacher's aide Rastall were charged last month with assault and battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

In court Wednesday Turner asked for time to get an attorney. Her next hearing date is June 25. Rastall's arraignment hasn't been scheduled. 

The Associated Press contributed to this article

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