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Teens attack girl in Swan Park


Seven involved in violent assault

Seven teens were allegedly involved in the brutal beating of a 15-year-old girl at Swan Park that some of them recorded on their cellphones.

Two of them have been charged as adults.

Kyler A. Kirmsse, 17, Ogdensburg, is charged with aggravated battery and felony child abuse causing great bodily harm, as party to a crime, and felony threats to injure.

Elizabeth L. Reis, 17, Waupaca, is charged with felony child abuse causing great bodily harm, as party to a crime.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Waupaca Police officer Paul Jensen responded to ThedaCare Waupaca.

Emergency Room staff reported that an Iola girl had been assaulted at Swan Park.

She suffered a broken nose, black eye and multiple bruises.

The girl told Jensen that two friends had picked her up at home and drove her to Swan Park to meet with Reis.

They drove to the parking lot on the north side of the park near a shed.

Two other cars were also in the parking lot. Inside the cars were Kirmsse, his girlfriend and their 4-month-old child, as well as Reis and three other juveniles.

Assault at park

After they exited the cars, Kirmsse told the girl to walk over to the grass, according to the criminal complaint.

When she failed to comply, Kirmsse allegedly picked her up, carried her over to the grass on his shoulders and violently threw her to the ground.

The victim told Jensen that several in the group recorded what happened on their cellphones.

Video shows Kirmsse say, “Go get her.” The other teens encourage Reis to attack the girl. Two of them strike her about 20 times in the face and head.

Reis appears on video to kick the girl in the face, then hit her.

“A video also shows Kyler Kirmsse running across the grass toward victim and violently kicking her in the face while she was prone on the ground,” the complaint says.

Jensen reported that the videos did not show the girl to have any weapons or “throw any punches.”

Kirmsse remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.

Reis was release on a $5,000 signature bond.

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