Bond set for foster mom charged with child abuse

Erica Dorsch
Erica Dorsch(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 31, 2017 at 3:06 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)----A foster mom charged with the abuse of a three-year-old boy is set to be released on a signature bond.

According to court records, 31-year-old Erica Dorsch appeared in a Dane County court room on Tuesday.

A judge said Dorsch was ordered not to have any contact with children except those approved by Dane County Department of Human Services. She was also ordered not to engage in any physical discipline of a child. Her signature bond was set in the amount of $500 per case.

Police said they responded to the 700 block of Engelhart Drive on Friday morning. A parent called reporting her three-year-old foster son had a serious head injury. Police and Madison Fire paramedics arrived and took the child to the hospital. The boy is in pediatric ICU in critical condition.

According to the criminal complaint, Dorsch said she got upset with the boy because he had said he had washed his face, but still had food on his face and she accused him of lying. She told the boy to look in the mirror and gave him another chance to tell the truth, but he again said he had washed his face. This made her angry because he was lying.

Dorsch said the boy pulled down his pants to use the bathroom and she grabbed a book and hit him in the head, and she left the bathroom.

"I don't know what snapped in me," she told the police.

Dorsch said the boy began to to cry when she returned to the bathroom and yanked him off the toilet by his arms and pushed him to the floor as hard as she could. When the boy hit the floor he became unresponsive and vomited.

A status conference with Dorcsh is scheduled for February 20.

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