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Published July 18, 2013, 08:55 PM

Minnesota teen charged with trying to cause miscarriage

A criminal complaint filed in Pierce County says 18-year-old Jessy Holtzkamp, of St. Paul, Minn., punched the mother of his child in the stomach several times at a Prescott motel last week.

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota teen is facing an attempted homicide charge after he was accused of trying to cause a miscarriage of his unborn child.

A criminal complaint filed in Pierce County says 18-year-old Jessy Holtzkamp, of St. Paul, Minn., punched the mother of his child in the stomach several times at a Prescott motel last week. The 27-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital and did not miscarry the baby.

The complaint says Holtzkamp told an officer he was too young to be a father and didn't want the fetus to be born alive. Holtzkamp is charged with attempted first-degree homicide of an unborn child, aggravated battery of an unborn child and battery. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says he has a bail hearing on Friday.


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