Day Care Director Charged With Assaulting 2 Children

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MANASSAS, Va. (WNEW/AP) — Prince William County police say a Manassas day care director has been charged with physically assaulting two children in her care.

Police announced Monday that 39-year-old Arousha Shahin of Haymarket, who runs the SMILE Day Care, was arrested Friday.

Authorities say detectives investigating an anonymous tip found that Shahin assaulted a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl while they were in her care at the facility last month. She has been charged with two counts each of assault and battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

SMILE Day Care is not listed in the state’s online directory of licensed and regulated unlicensed child-care providers. The day care is currently closed.

Shahin is free on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

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