Kay Ann Clark is facing a felony charge for assault on a minor due to an incident at the Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home.
Great Falls police responded to a business to investigate a report of physical abuse of a child January 29.
The facility is equipped with a surveillance system that showed the incident, which occurred January 26.
Court documents state the video showed Clark interacting with a child and attempting to force food into the child’s mouth.
Clark then spread her arms and aggressively moved her upper body towards the child, according to court documents. Then Clark is seen walking away from the child and striking the juvenile in the back of the head with a palm strike.
Court documents state the strike was “so forceful that [the child’s] head was propelled forward and struck the bowl that was sitting on the table.”
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 state Clark refused to speak with officers about the incident.
Clark was convicted in Utah of domestic violence in the presence of a child, violation of a protective order, and simple assault. Prosecutors have requested bond be set at $10,000.
Carrie Galvez, the director of the Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home, told MTN News that Clark has been terminated.
CORRECTION: The article incorrectly stated Clark was convicted of domestic violence of a child. Clark was convicted of domestic violence in the presence of a child. We regret the error.