APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — An Outagamie County man has been charged with punching an infant in the head while trying strike a woman.

Vong N. Thao of Hortonville is charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Prosecutors say Thao swung at the woman, hitting the 2-month-old boy and then striking the woman in the left temple. The criminal complaint says the baby had swelling on the back of his head.

A message left with the public defender’s office Thursday was not immediately returned.

Thao was charged Monday. A report in The Post-Crescent of Appleton says the 21-year-old has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 10.

The child-abuse charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Comments (15)
  1. Kevin says:

    Aint diversity grand?

    1. Dana says:

      What he’s just assimilating to american culture?

      1. but yesss says:

        yep – was watching SmackDown and got all excited.
        ain’t America grand?

      2. Uncle Rico says:

        The uncivilized trash/minority (this applies to all races) does in no way represent “American culture.” The primitive “man is superior to woman” concept is something that has been virtually destroyed in our culture, however; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th world countries are yet to get there, which is where the uncivilized diverse trash immigrates from. Thanks for playing.

    2. max says:

      Wow, Johnny-One-Note, of course Caucasian people have never harmed a child and Caucasian men have never hit a woman. Your post is ridiculous. One should not be proud of their bigotry.

  2. it's not the society says:

    Violence against women and children is NOT culture related but IGNORANCE related.

    1. jackactionhero says:


      Mysoginy is clearly demonstrated as a part of many cultures. It is the very cornerstone of many of them.

      You don’t know what you’re talking about.

      1. Jim says:

        White “Christian” men beat up their women all the time. Is that one of the cultures you’re speaking of?

  3. Carl says:

    I thought domestic violence was down in Wisconsin when the Packers are winning??

    1. Aaron Rodgers sucks d... says:


  4. Yep says:

    I would like to volunteer to punch this guy in the face followed by a kick the groin with a steel toed boot

  5. connie says:

    ONLY THREE YEARS?!?! Im pretty sure you get more for dog fighting.

  6. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

    Oh those silly wife beating Hmong……liberals just love them……

  7. Jim says:

    Must of been the GOP’s Scott Walker.

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