Court Enters Not Guilty Plea for Clark

7/29/11 – A Beaver Dam woman charged with felony child abuse stood mute during an arraignment hearing yesterday (Th) and the court entered a “not guilty” plea on her behalf. 40-year-old Michelle Clark is accused of punching and kicking a young child. A teacher notified authorities last December 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 lately. She could spend up to six years in prison if convicted.