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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- A George, Iowa woman charged Tuesday with child endangerment may now be looking at assault charges, according to Lyon County Sheriff Blythe Bloemendaal.

Nikki Moreno, 26, was charged with class D felony child endangerment, but Wednesday night that charge was elevated to a class C felony. The child endangerment charge stems from not getting medical attention for the boy.

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