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Sherrita Johnson, 35, of Mount Pleasant, was charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child, contributing to the delinquency of a child, and two counts of felony bail jumping.
If convicted on all charges, Johnson faces up to 37 years nine months in prison and/or fined up to $70,000.
According the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department were called to a home in the 2700 block of 21st St for a report of an 11-year-old girl being struck in the face and a 12-year-old girl’s neck being stomped on at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. During the investigation, officers learned that Johnson physically fought the girls after they had a disagreement with her daughter at 3 a.m.
Johnson told the police that once she learned about the three girls fighting, she brought her two children over to the 11-year-old girl’s home. Johnson told police there was a verbal altercation, but she denied hitting the girl or stomping on the other girl’s neck.
Johnson, who is out on bail, has a pending burglary charge in Dane County.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 .m. Wednesday in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
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