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Evers’ pick for DSPS calls poking of son with pen ‘horrendous mistake’

Dawn Crim, Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Safety and Professional Services, defends herself amid questions about a 2005 child abuse charge on Wednesday in Madison. Crim, who was charged with felony child abuse in 2005 after jabbing her 5-year-old son's hand with a pen, said on Wednesday her action was a "horrendous mistake" that has not been repeated. The charges were never proved in court and the case against Crim was dismissed under a deferred-prosecution agreement. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Gov. Tony Evers' pick to oversee the agency charged with issuing licenses for people in the trades said during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that it was a "horrendous mistake" that led to her being charged with felony child abuse in 2005 after jabbing her 5-year-old son's hand with a pen.

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