St. Peter woman charged with child abuse 05 Oct 17

A St. Peter woman has been charged with felony and gross misdemeanor counts of malicious punishment of a child after she allegedly admitted to abusing a 3-year-old. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Lynn Alexander was charged Wednesday in Nicollet County District Court steming from a report of suspected abuse in July. An officer responding to the reported noted the boy had bruising on his face and a red mark on his neck. The boy told authorities Alexander hits him. Alexander allegedly admitted to the officer she hit the boy in the face.