Heather Herman (Cascade County jail booking photo)
Heather Herman has been charged in Great Falls with felony assault on a minor.
Court documents state that police officers were sent to Benefis hospital on January 4th for a report of a 4-year old child who had bruising on her buttocks and hair missing from her head.
The police affidavit states that a "large portion of hair" was missing from the child's head.
The child told police that Herman had pulled her hair out, and that Herman spanks her with a hairbrush.
Medical staff determined the injuries to be consistent with abuse and not accidental.
Another child living in the home also said that Herman spanks the 4-year old with the brush.
Prosecutors requested that bond for Herman be set at $25,000, and that the court require that Herman have no contact with the 4-year old child without approval by and supervision of a DPHHS staff member.
Herman was arrested on January 28th, according to court documents.