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OC daycare provider arrested for assault

Police said the woman, who ran a child care business in her home, broke a four-month-old boy's arm
by: Courtesy of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sierrha Schlagenhaufer

An Oregon City day care provider was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with assault for allegedly breaking the arm of a child she was watching.

Sierrha Schlagenhaufer, 33, who runs a licensed child care business out of her Oregon City home, was arrested and lodged in Clackamas County Jail this morning after Oregon City Police investigated an incident that took place Friday, March 21.

Police said Schlagenhaufer contacted the mother of a 4-year-old boy she watches, telling her something was wrong with her son's arm. The mother picked up the child and took him to Legacy Emmanuel Children's Hospital, where they determined he had a spiral fracture in his upper right arm.

After an interview with Schlagenhaufer, Oregon City detectives learned that she became frustrated with the child, held him up by the arm, jerked him out to her side by his arm and heard a pop. The child was inconsolable, and police said Schlagenhaufer pushed the child onto the floor by the broken arm.

Her bail was set at $30,000.