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Mom of Sandpoint teen says her daughter needed reconstructive surgery after alleged attack

Mom of Sandpoint teen says her daughter needed reconstructive surgery after alleged attack

Authorities say Hailey Swansen was attacked with a baseball on July 2 at City Beach. 

Mom of Sandpoint teen says her daughter needed reconstructive surgery after alleged attack

SANDPOINT, Idaho - The mother of a Sandpoint teen reportedly assaulted last week said her daughter had to have reconstructive surgery due to the extent of her injuries. 

 

On July 2, Sandpoint Police responded to a report of a young woman being beaten by two girls at City Beach. 

 

 

Those two girls were later identified as 18-year-old Cailtlyn Haskins and another 17-year-old. Police said the younger girl punched Hailey Swansen several times and Haskins struck her in the head with a bat. 

On Wednesday, Haskins appearance in court via video. Her family is convinced she did not attack Swansen and instead said it was another girl who was there. Haskins is charged with aggrevated battery and is currently being held at the Bonner County Jail. A judge set her bond at $50,000. 

The 17-year-old suspect was interviewed by police and charged with battery before being released. 

Meantime, Swansen went into surgery on Monday, but her mom said it is still unknown if the damage can fully be reversed. 

"It used to be, when you were a kid, that kids would say you're ugly and you're fat and that was bullying, and that's not the case anymore," said Swansen's mom, Attea Voigt. 

Voigt said Swansen came home the night of the alleged attack with a broken eyesocket, shattered cheekbone and a caved-in sinus. Swansen is now at home recovering from her surgery. 


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