Galion teen assault victim released from hospital

A Galion sophomore who was assaulted last week was released from the hospital late Tuesday evening, according to her family.

Maddie Hoffman, 16, of Galion reportedly suffered a torn spleen, torn liver and cracked ribs from a fight with three other girls, who were charged with delinquency charges of felonious assault.

“Maddie was released from the Hospital late Tuesday evening and is doing better,” the family said in a statement. “Although the physical injuries are severe, she is beginning to heal from them; however, the emotional recovery will take much longer.

“We are very grateful for the continuing support during this difficult time. It has been very appreciated, quite overwhelming, and much needed. You can continue to show your support by going to the ‘support4maddie’ page on Facebook.

“We are pleased that the investigation is proceeding forward and some charges have been filed to bring about legal consequences for the crimes committed. We have complete confidence that justice will prevail.

“The family appreciates the respect for privacy that has been shown as we re-establish our lives. Please continue to keep Maddie and our community in your prayers.”

By Brandon Klein

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