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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Grand Forks woman facing 13 counts of child abuse

  • A Grand Forks woman facing 13 counts of child abuse or neglect is accused of taping a 4-year-old boy's eyes shut to force him to sleep and taping them open during the day so he would stay awake.
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  • A Grand Forks woman facing 13 counts of child abuse or neglect is accused of taping a 4-year-old boy's eyes shut to force him to sleep and taping them open during the day so he would stay awake.
    KFGO radio reports that Jacqueline Peltier is charged with abusing her grandchildren, who are between the ages of 4 and 9. Court documents show that Peltier forced children eat spoonfuls of hot sauce. She's also accused of stitching up a cut on a 5-year-old's head.
    Peltier's daughter, 28-year-old Jenelle Gourd, and another woman, 22-year-old Alyssa Demarrias, are charged in the case. Authorities say they failed to stop the abuse and went as far as videotaping the acts.
    Court documents do not list lawyers for the defendants. Preliminary hearings are scheduled next month.

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