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Jefferson County woman accused of child abuse, ordered to stand trial

November 20, 2012

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A 22-year-old Jefferson County woman was ordered Monday to stand trial on several charges related to injuring a 2-year-old Oskaloosa girl in July, said Jefferson County Attorney Jason Belveal.

Lori A. Courter, following Monday's preliminary hearing, will face trial on charges of aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm, child abuse and child endangerment.

Arraignment, where Courter will enter a plea in the case, is set for Dec. 6.

Courter was arrested after the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a report of possible child abuse in Oskaloosa.

The child, who is the daughter of Courter's fiance, was hospitalized following the incident.

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photobuff 1 year, 4 months ago

It is too bad that the criminal justice system will punish someone more severely for crimes that are considered white collar crime than it will punish someone for a crime against an innocent child . Children need to be protected from all types of abuse and our country is failing at this miserably. The laws need to be changed to provide more adequate punishment for child abusers instead of giving them a slap on the hand.

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butrflkisz 1 year, 4 months ago

The child was actually burned and spent a lot of time at Shriners in Chicago. There are stories that she did it and stories that it was a faulty hot water heater nonetheless a baby was burned and it is an awful thing...to top it all off she is pregnant

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KansasLiberal 1 year, 4 months ago

Physical abuse of a 2 year-old? She'll probably get less than six months probation. She's lucky that she didn't touch the girl's butt, otherwise she'd be looking at 20 years in prison.

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