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Mobridge woman charged with felony child abuse after child allegedly fell from 3-story window


MOBRIDGE, South Dakota — A Mobridge woman whose 2-year-old child allegedly fell from a three-story window has been charged with felony child abuse.

Twenty-seven-year-old Irene Thompson also faces a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the abuse, neglect or delinquency of a minor.

Mobridge police investigator Al Bohle says that someone walking by found the child outside on the gravel-covered ground beneath an apartment window on Wednesday. It's unknown how long the child had been there.

The American News reports (http://bit.ly/1T9KtZ9) that authorities found the child with "injuries conducive to a fall, which included a broken arm.

Thompson is being held at the Walworth County Jail.

It's unclear whether Thompson has an attorney.

Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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