FOREST CITY, Iowa – A woman is pleading not guilty to beating a child.
Christine Marie Kleveland, 40 of Thompson, is charged with misdemeanor assault. She was arrested June 30 after witnesses said she hit a young girl across the face and called her insulting names. According to court documents, Kleveland admitted to hitting the child.
The girl reportedly said the abuse had been going on for years.
Kleveland’s trial is due to start on September 12 in Winnebago County District Court.