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Nashua woman charged with assaulting child


NASHUA - A 27-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with assault after police say she hit a girl in the face, causing the child's nose to bleed.

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Police say Malissa Wheeler, 24-1 Scripture St., struck the child in the face with her open hand, then picked her up by her hair and threw her face first into a corner wall. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at a residence on Temple Street.
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The child, according to police, is under the age of 13. Authorities did not say whether the girl was related to Wheeler.
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Wheeler has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and was being held on $5,000 cash or surety bail. She was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.
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