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Michigan woman charged with assault, accused of biting off part of man’s tongue

Youlette Wedgeworth

Youlette Wedgeworth

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — A Michigan woman was criminally charged after sheriff’s officials said she bit off part of a man’s tongue.

According to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, Youlette Wedgeworth, 52, and the man were engaged in a consensual kiss on Jan. 28 when the incident occurred. She had asked him to not put his tongue in her mouth. When he did anyway, she bit it off, Prosecutor Eric J. Smith told CNN affiliate WXYZ.

CNN attempted to reach Wedgeworth for comment.

Police responded to the incident and found the man bleeding from his mouth and missing about one inch of his tongue, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

“I believe this is the first case of this nature in my 27 years in the prosecutor’s office,” Smith said in the statement.

Police were able to recover the man’s tongue in his apartment bedroom. He was transported to a hospital and Wedgeworth was taken into custody without further incident, the prosecutor’s office said.

There was no immediate word of the man’s condition.

Wedgeworth was charged with aggravated assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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