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Kentucky woman accused of beating daughter at Bristol Renaissance Faire

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 13:03:14-04

BRISTOL — The mother of an 11-year-old girl who resisted leaving the Bristol Renaissance Faire has been charged with abusing her child, police said.

Virginia Leslie of Florence, Kentucky, 30, was charged Monday with physical abuse of a child, two counts of battery and disorderly conduct.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Renaissance Faire on 120th Avenue in Bristol at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

The criminal complaint states Leslie allegedly head-butted a woman, giving her a bloody nose, after intervening seeing Leslie “yanking on a child’s arm in a violent way” while the child was screaming.

When a security guard attempted to de-escalate the situation, Leslie slapped him in the face, then attempted to kick another woman, according to police.

When the child was interviewed, the girl had a lump the size of a golf ball on her head and her eye was swollen and partially shut. A deputy noted the girl had a "fat lip," bruises and a large scratch on her arm, according to the complaint. The girl told the deputy that Leslie had pulled her out to their car and smashed her head against the window.

Leslie is expected back in court July 30.