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Jamestown woman jailed on felony charges of sex acts with 11-month-old

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A young Jamestown woman is being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on charges of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and child neglect or abuse, a Class B felony, for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a child younger thatn 15.

Hailey Tardif, either 20 or 21, is accused of willfully engaging in a sexual act with a child younger than 15 years old and inflicting bodily or mental injury on a child younger than 6 between Feb. 1 and July 19. She remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.

The affidavit in support of probable cause included a report from the Jamestown Police Department alleging Tardif admitted performing the sexual acts on an 11-month-old child.

Tardif is scheduled for a preliminary hearing and/ or arraignment at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A Class B felony is punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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