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Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges

By Brenda Wintrode Wisconsin Watch Stacy Hartje’s quest to clear her name took eight years. In 2007, the 22-year-old mother of one was providing child care for several children in her Mauston, Wisconsin, home. One day after eating his lunch, a 3-year-old boy collapsed in front of her. “He didn’t fall to the ground because […]