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.”
Preliminary autopsy of Dayton 10-year-old shows cuts, bruises all over body
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.