A woman in Ohio will be locked up for two years after she ordered her dogs to attack four children outside her home, seriously injuring a 6-year-old girl.
A judge handed down the sentence after Cassie Thierauf, 38, recently pleaded guilty to child endangerment in connection with the August 2022 incident.
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said the defendant was doing drugs in her yard at a duplex in Lebanon with another person when the mother of a 6-year-old girl began to film them, KBTX reported.
Thierauf and the mother then got into a dispute. The mother went into her home to call police while her 6-year-old child, the child’s sister and two other girls continued to play.
The father of the sisters told the court that Theirauf then “called two dogs to attack four little girls who were out front” and his “6-year-old [was] mauled by two of them while [Theirauf] stood there on her front porch watching.”
Despite her guilty plea, Theirauf denied she had anything to do with her dogs’ attack on the children.
“I would never use my dogs in a malicious or threatening type of way towards anybody. This all occurred because I didn’t shut my front door,” she said.
The judge ordered Theirauf’s dogs be euthanized.
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