Fishers Police Dept. arrests childcare provider for neglect, abuse



The Fishers Police Dept. arrested Shannon Gillen on Jan. 26 on the following charges: battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age, neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, strangulation, battery on a person less than 14 years old and neglect of a dependent.

FPD launched an investigation Jan. 21 after parents noticed bruising on their child, who had been in Gillen’s care. According to a press release from FPD, the parents told police they suspected Gillen was abusing their child. The parents provided video surveillance from their home where the abuse occurred.

Gillen is a 27-year-old Indianapolis resident being held in the Hamilton County Jail.