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Police: Pregnant Teen Beaten By Peers

Last updated on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

(MUNCIE) - A pregnant Muncie teen is recovering after police say she was brutally attacked by a group of girls.

Daniel Miller of WISH TV8 reports that Kelsey Lemon,17, was released from the hospital over the weekend. She's five weeks pregnant and will find out Wednesday if the attack had any affect on her pregnancy.

Two of her three attackers are behind bars.

Four pictures showed the serious injuries, including two black eyes, Lemon sustained in a brutal attack.

Last Friday, police said Lemon was lured to a Muncie intersection. She left in an ambulance for Ball Memorial Hospital.

Police said the girls eventually pulled Lemon out of her car and began beating her. They even slashed her tires and etched profanity on the hood of her car

Det. Jim Johnson with the Muncie Police Dept. said the girls admitted to the attack.

Two of suspects turned themselves in to police.

After talking to detectives, Ashley Smith and Olivia Smith, no relation, were escorted off to jail in handcuffs. Police are waiting for the third suspect to turn herself in.

Detective Johnson said their concern now is Lemon's pregnancy.

Muncie detectives said the attack may have happened because of a possible call to Child Protective Services about one of the attackers.

They are still checking that claim out.

The suspects in jail are facing felony charges of battery on a pregnant female.

To read more on this story visit http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/north_central/police-pregnant-teen-beaten-by-peers

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