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Hedlund jailed on child abuse charges

Karey Hedlund of Moorcroft has been jailed for up to ten years on charges of child abuse.

Hedlund accepted a plea deal related to the 16 separate counts of child abuse and one of aggravated assault and battery with which she was originally charged.

Hedlund’s alleged victims accuse her of years of mental and physical abuse. According to reports from a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy, an investigation was launched at the beginning of June, 2021 in response to a report of “abusive and neglectful behavior”.

The victims reported numerous incidents of cruel and physical abuse at Hedlund’s hands...