Madison Lake Child Abuse Charges 30 May 13

A Madison Lake man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly slapping a 3-year-old girl so hard that she suffered a ruptured eardrum. 28-year-old Joseph John Kipke faces felony counts of assault as well as malicious punishment of a child for the incident. He was reportedly watching the girl while her mother was at work, and allegedly hit her after she used markers to write on the carpet and walls of the apartment. Kipke’s bail has been set at $40,000, and his next court appearance is June 6th.