Shelbyville Police Investigating Child Abuse Case

Child AbuseA 9-year-old special needs child is in a Nashville hospital due to injuries allegedly inflicted by a caregiver.
Rochelle Lee Clayton, 38, of Tanner Circle in Shelbyville is charged with aggravated child abuse. The child is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Clayton allegedly struck the child, a relative, in the face numerous times and forced her to stand in a corner with her hands tied behind her back with zip ties, according to Shelbyville Police.
The child was living in the home of Clayton and her husband, Maurice Jason Clayton, 39.
Maurice Clayton was charged with failure to report child abuse. Both were charged with filing a false report due to refusing to tell police where the child was.
Rochelle Clayton posted $30,000 bond and Maurice Clayton $16,000 bond. (Shelbyville Times-Gazette)