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2 arrested for child abuse in Stevens Co.

Two caretakers have arrested and charged with assaulting a child in their home in Marcus, Wash., north of Kettle Falls.

Brian D. Lembcke, 34, and Rebecca L. Pelissier, 37, were arrested on charges of third-degree assault of a child and booked into Stevens County Jail Thursday. They allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl they had been caring for. It is unclear what their relationship is to the child.

Stevens County sheriff's deputies were called to a report the girl had been assaulted on Wednesday.

They obtained a search warrant on the home to recover items used in the alleged assault. Itwas unclear what the items were or if any were recovered.

The case has been turned over to the Stevens County prosecutor's office. Third-degree assault of a child is a class C felony in Washington.

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