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A woman was brutally assaulted trying to protect three children under her care at a Montana daycare!
The owner Martha McClure was punched in the face by a drunk father, Francis Joseph Jackson, who came to pick up his kids – whom he had lost legal custody to and wasn't allowed to come in contact with.
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According to court records, the man arrived at the daycare with an unidentified woman, and when Martha refused to give him the children, he got upset. She managed to throw the couple out of her building, but after they tried to break through the window, she confronted them outside – leaving the young kids safely inside.
That's when the unidentified woman allegedly hit Martha in the face with a shovel. Immediately afterwards, Francis reportedly punched her, knocking her down, and fled without the children.
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The community immediately got together to support Martha and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help her pay for the medical costs.
"She is not only a loving, caring, and very supportive mother but loves every child that is in her care as one of her own," Osterwyk-McKnight wrote on the page.
Francis was arrested on Monday in Usk, Washington and faces aggravated burglary charges. The woman who was with him has not yet been arrested.
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