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Wonder Lake man arrested after allegedly beating pregnant woman

Brian J. Kirchner, 27, of Wonder Lake

A 27-year-old Wonder Lake man was arrested after he allegedly punched and head-butted a pregnant woman, the Northwest Herald reported.

Brian J. Kirchner, 27, of the 7900 block of White Oaks Road in Wonder Lake, was charged with domestic battery and aggravated battery to a pregnant person.

According to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County, Kirchner allegedly pushed a pregnant woman to the ground and then head-butted her in the nose and right eye on December 5.

He then allegedly began punching the back of the woman’s head, even though he knew she was pregnant, the Northwest Herald reported. Officials did not comment on the woman’s injuries.

Kirchner was arrested and booked into the McHenry County Jail on Monday. His bond was set at $20,000 and he was released after he posted the required 10%, which is $2,000.

Kirchner is scheduled to appear in court again on January 5.

If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated battery to a pregnant person, Kirchner could face two to five years in prison.


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