BD Woman Enters Plea To Child Neglect

3/23/12 – A Beaver Dam woman charged with felony Child Abuse entered into a plea agreement with Dodge County prosecutors Thursday. 41-year-old Michelle Clark pleaded “no contest” to

amended charges of Child Neglect, Obstructing an Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Bail Jumping. Authorities arrested Clark after learning that she had been punching and kicking a young child. A teacher notified authorities in December of 2010 after the kid came to school with a bloody lip and with a scratched and red face. The child told investigators that Clark hits her a lot after she drinks, has punched her in the head, stomach and privates and says she once blacked-out after being struck in the head with a dumbbell. Clark denied the allegations and said the child had been acting up. Clark has already completed 73 days of inpatient treatment and was placed on two years probation.