Woman Accused of Punching, Kicking Children in Her Care

A southern Illinois woman has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly punching a child placed in her care.

Madison County prosecutors say Kristina R. Solorio-Campbell of Alton was charged after doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis discovered multiple injuries to the head and body of a 4-year-old child who was in her care.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports police believe Solorio-Campbell assaulted two other children in her care in addition to the 4-year-old.

In announcing the charges, State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said crimes against children are taken very seriously, and his office is "committed to fighting to ensure justice for these young victims."

Solorio-Campbell on Tuesday was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. It wasn't immediately known if she has legal representation.

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