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Smyrna daycare worker arrested for child abuse

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - The Smyrna Police Department said a worker at a daycare has been charged with child abuse after she broke a 3-year-old girl's arm.

The department said in a news release issued Friday that 39-year-old Carla Hougland, of La Vergne, was arrested after an investigation into the child's injury.

Police said they were notified last Friday about the possible child abuse at Rock Springs Academy. Along with the Department of Children's Services, police determined that Hougland grabbed the girl, picked her up by her arm and set her down on a mat. A medical exam revealed that the child suffered a broken arm as a result.

She is due in court on Jan. 29.

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