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Cassie Thierauf: Ohio woman who ordered dogs to attack children, injuring girl, 6, gets 2 years in prison

'My 6-year-old, mauled by two of them while Cassie Thierauf stood there on her front porch watching,' said the victim's father
UPDATED APR 26, 2023
Cassie Thierauf pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges (Warren County Police Department)
Cassie Thierauf pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges (Warren County Police Department)

WARREN COUNTY, OHIO: An Ohio woman who ordered her dogs to attack a group of children that left a 6-year-old girl severely injured has been sentenced to two years behind bars, as per court records. On April 19, Cassie Thierauf, 38, pleaded guilty to child endangerment over the 2022 attack following an agreement with the prosecutors.

On August 25, 2022, the convicted woman was using drugs with another person in the backyard of her Lebanon residence. Meanwhile, the victim's mother who lives on the other side of Thierauf's duplex began recording her drug use which led to an argument between the two, reported People.


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6-year-old victim underwent multiple injuries 

During the argument between the two women, the victim's mother went inside her home to inform the police, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell. The 6-year-old girl, her sister, and a child in the neighborhood were playing outside in the front yard at the time when Thierauf ordered her pit bull/boxer mix to attack the group of children. The dogs viciously attacked the 6-year-old child leaving her with several bite marks and injuries on her head and body. Following the incident, she underwent multiple surgeries, stated Lebanon police.

'She stood there on her front porch watching'

In the Warren County court, the 6-year-old girl's father confronted the defendant and said, "She called two dogs to attack four little girls who were out front. My 6-year-old, mauled by two of them while she stood there on her front porch watching."

In the footage obtained by authorities, Thierauf can be heard yelling at the victim's mother and saying, "Your kids shouldn't have f***** with me and my dogs." Though Thierauf entered a guilty plea, she stated that she did not commit the actions she was accused of. 

"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 told the judge on the day she was sentenced. Since Thierauf's dogs are considered "contraband" in the attack case, they will be taken away and euthanized, reported WXIX.