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Woman allegedly batters girl, others at Renaissance Faire

Woman allegedly batters girl, others at Renaissance Faire


A woman who was angry that her 11-year-old daughter didn’t want to leave the Bristol Renaissance Faire allegedly battered the girl, then head-butted a bystander who tried to intervene and a security guard who came to the bystander’s aid.

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

According to the criminal complaint, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

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

When a security guard attempted to protect the woman, Leslie allegedly slapped him in the face, then attempted to kick another woman.

A deputy spoke to Leslie’s daughter. The girl had a lump the size of a golf ball on her head, and her eye was swollen and partially shut. She had a “fat lip” and bruises and a large scratch on her arm.

According to the complaint, the girl told the deputy Leslie had pulled her out to their car and smashed her head against the car window. She then fought with a woman who argued with her.

The complaint states Leslie told the deputy she dragged her daughter to the car but did not hit her, and that the women had yelled profanities at her and punched her.

She said she was sorry for striking the security guard.

Leslie is being held on $2,000 bond.


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