Dayton women suspected in abuse of dead 10-year-old boy indicted

The two women who lived in the home of the Dayton 10-year-old boy who suffered “extreme” abuse were indicted Friday.

Amanda Hinze, 28, and Jennifer Ebert, 25, were both indicted on four counts of endangering children. They are accused in the case of Takoda Collins.

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They are held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1 million bonds.

Takoda was rushed to Dayton’s Children’s Hospital on Dec. 13 and was pronounced dead. His father, Al-Mutahan McLean, 30, already faces charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in connection to what law enforcement described in court documents as “extreme” child abuse against Takoda.

He was indicted on four counts of endangering children, two counts of felonious assault and one count of rape of a person younger than 13.

Police say in court documents, “Takoda was kept in a dirty, locked, dark attic and abused daily over the course of several years. The interviews also revealed that Takoda was held underwater and gasping for breath prior to succumbing to his injuries.”

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Takoda died with bruises and cuts all over his body.

In the indictment against the women, prosecutors allege they “did recklessly abuse a child under 18 years of age,” and caused serious physical harm against the youth. The crimes allegedly occurred between Nov. 1, 2018, through Dec. 1, 2019.

“Amanda Hinze and Jennifer Ebert … did recklessly torture or cruelly abuse a child under 18 years of age,” the indictment reads.

They also say the endangerment included serious harm from corporal punishment.

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