Wis. man who punched pregnant woman gets 6 years

CREATED Nov. 6, 2013

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- A Marshfield man who was convicted of dousing a pregnant woman with gasoline and punching her in the stomach several times has been sentenced to six years in prison.

A Daily Tribune Media report says 24-year-old Tyler S. Ress was sentenced Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Ress assaulted the woman in September 2012. The criminal complaint says he poured gasoline on the woman and held a lighter near her, threatening to set her on fire. The complaint says he also punched her repeatedly, telling her he wanted her to miscarry.

A message left with Ress' defense attorney Wednesday was not immediately returned.

Ress is currently in Waupun Correctional Institute for unrelated charges. His six-year sentence will begin after he finishes his current sentence, which will end in two to three years.

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Information from: Daily Tribune Media, http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com