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Clark facing another felony charge for assault on a minor

Posted at 3:17 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 18:34:49-05
Courtesy: Cascade County Detention Center

GREAT FALLS – The woman who was charged in January for assault on a minor due to an incident at the Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home is facing a second charge.

Kay Ann Clark, 60, faces another felony charge for assault on a minor after detectives learned of a second incident.

Court documents from January described an incident at the Children’s Receiving Home on January 26 where Clark attempted to force food into a child’s mouth before spreading her arms and aggressively moving her upper body towards the child.

Then Clark is seen walking away from the child and striking the juvenile in the back of the head with a palm strike, according to court documents.

The strike was “so forceful that [the child’s] head was propelled forward and struck the bowl that was sitting on the table.”

After hitting the child, court documents state Clark walks back into the room and whips the child in the head with a towel before walking away.

A forensic interview with the child was conducted January 30 and the juvenile reported suffering pain from the assault. The child also sustained a red mark above the eye.

Court documents filed in February state the child told detectives she had witnessed Clark slap and push another child off a table. That incident, which occurred on January 25, was also caught on camera and witnessed by another employee.

An employee reported that the child’s back was bruised and red with scratches, according to court documents.

Court documents state Clark refused to speak with officers, but she did apologize several times.

After Clark’s arrest was made public, detectives received phone calls from previous child care facilities where she had been employed.

According to court documents, Clark was fired from the first facility after being accused of hitting a child. A video was found of Clark being very forceful with the child.

Court documents continue that Clark was fired from the second facility after an incident in which she forced food into a child’s mouth.

Clark was convicted in Utah of domestic violence in the presence of a child, violation of a protective order, and simple assault.

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