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Charges filed in attack on pregnant woman

La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – A Holmen woman faces assault charges, accused of attacking the former girlfriend of her current boyfriend. The charges include strangulation and suffocation.

Prosecutors say on December 7, 28-year-old Alexis Ryan traveled to the La Crosse home of the victim. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that Ryan kicked her in the stomach six times after learning the victim was pregnant.

Police report the victim is four to eight weeks pregnant.

The victim claims Ryan carried out the attack on the direction of Ryan’s boyfriend who had a previous relationship with the victim. 

The police report says the boyfriend wanted Ryan to attack the victim because he blamed her for his previous arrest and jail time.

The judge ordered a $2,500 signature bond for Ryan. She is set to return to court on Wednesday, January 23.

Peter Lenz

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