By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville man charged in child assault

Kyle Paulsen
Kyle Paulsen

McMinnville man has been charged in connection with the alleged assault of a boy under 10 years old. McMinnville police identified him as Kyle Christopher Lee Paulsen.

The 23-year-old was arraigned Thursday before Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge John Collins on one count each of first-degree criminal mistreatment and third-degree assault, both Class C felonies. He is lodged in jail on $20,000 bail.

Detectives and the state Department of Human Services investigated an anonymous tip that a minor child living with Paulsen and the child's biological mother in a Southeast Ford Street apartment sustained a suspicious injury, according to police. He is not the biological father.

An investigation determined Paulsen was responsible for causing the injury. Capt. Tim Symons of the McMinnville police said the injuries were non-life threatening. He said the child sustained bruising as a result of the incident that occurred March 20.

A probable cause affidavit - such affidavits are designed to establish probable cause for an arrest, search or seizure, and are typically much more detailed - has not been filed with the court. However, Symons said the child's injuries were neither the result of a fall nor being struck with an implement.

The child has been placed in foster care, according to Symons. Paulsen is due back in court for arraignment on an indictment at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.



Does anyone working for Children's Services ever leave the inner sanctum of the office?
If I had the job, I'd be too embarrassed to admit it publicly.
Shameful. Outrageous. Hideous.

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