The Dayton Daily News exclusively reported on the case in March. In a police report obtained by the newspaper, Dayton police alleged two children were placed by Children Services in a home with sexual assault suspects. The report says before Montgomery County Children Services placed the children in his home, Curtiss was the suspect of multiple sex-related crimes dating back to 2006 but was never convicted.
Timeline of Dayton Daily News coverage of children services controversy
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. issued a statement after Curtiss was indicted.
“If those responsible would have heeded the red flags present, the abuse this child suffered may never have happened,” he said. “This is another tragic child abuse case, showing that we must be vigilant, and continue to put in extra care and effort, which anyone involved in these types of cases should expect. Children deserve no less.”
Police: Children Services placed 2 kids in home with sexual assault suspects
Montgomery County Children Services released a statement then about the case.
“The Dayton Police Department released a confidential police report to the media. Our agency has requested a copy of this report, but the prosecutor’s office denied our request on the basis that the report was confidential. We cannot take action or comment on a report we have not seen,” Kevin Lavoie, public information officer, said.