Posted: 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Man accused of whipping girl with cerebral palsy


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Montgomery County Jail

Rictor Dansby

By Breaking News Staff


A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he admitted to whipping a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy because she wasn't doing her homework.

Rictor Dansby, 30, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of two counts of child endangerment. According to a Dayton police incident report, the first count was for whipping the girl with a belt and the second was for leaving a loaded handgun within the reach of children.

The girl's mother, 36-year-old Moriah Foster, was issued a summons to appear in court for child endangerment.

Police said Montgomery County Children's Services was contacted by the girl's elementary school when a school nurse noticed bruising. According to the report, the child had makeup over her right eye, which was swollen shut.

Investigators said the girl, who has cerebral palsy and small gout, had injuries all over her body. Aside from the swelling to her eye, there were black and blue marks on her arms and welt marks on her chest, shoulder and back. There was more bruising on her hands and wrists.

Dansby told police he whipped the girl the day before for not doing her homework, according to the report. The girl's mother told police that she put the makeup on her eye becuase she thought it would help it heal, according to the report.

Once inside the house, officers found a loaded 9 mm Smith and Wesson in a closet. It was on the edge of a shelf, according to the police report. There was one round in the chamber.

The girl and another child were taken to Dayton Children's Hospital for an evaluation. The second child was not hurt.

The kids were then placed with a relative in Englewood.


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