ROCKFORD - A woman is going to prison for beating a child.
Gerri Simmons, 25, was found guilty of aggravated battery. In May 2011, Simmons knocked the child to the ground, beat, and kicked her near South Henrietta Park.
The victim, as well as her young sibling, identified Simmons as the assailant. Her sentencing is set for Nov. 4. Simmons faces up to 5 years in prison.