The Dayton mother charged in the shooting deaths of two of her children has been connected to a second report that her young son was molested.
Neither report was determined to have enough evidence for prosecutors to support charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
Claudena M. Helton, 30, is accused of shooting 8-year-old Khmorra and 6-year-old Kaiden Helton in the head on May 18. Both children died Sunday at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
An October 2015 Dayton police report from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery lists Helton as the complainant.
A search warrant affidavit filed then said a 4-year-old boy reported to his mother that he had been touched sexually in a bathroom at the Boonshoft on Oct. 2, 2015.
The employee, whose name was not reported because no criminal charges had been filed, was placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
“In February 2016 it was determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the filing of any felony charges,” said Greg Flannagan, spokesman with the prosecutor’s office.
According to the affidavit, Dayton police Detective Elizabeth Alley said she spoke with a Dayton Children’s Hospital social worker on Oct. 5 about a 4-year-old boy’s report to his mother that he had been touched sexually in a bathroom at the Boonshoft on Oct. 2.
The social worker told Alley she spoke with the boy at a hospital emergency room.
The boy’s mother told the social worker her son came home from school that day upset and told her the employee gave him a bear hug while in the bathroom, “unzipped his pants, put his hands down [the child’s] pants” and touched his penis.
The boy said that when he exited the bathroom, he told his teacher, who said she would call his mother, according to the affidavit.
Police searched the museum on Oct. 9, seizing several items including a desktop computer and the personnel file of the accused employee, the affidavit said.
A Trotwood police report said her son claimed to have been the victim of a sexually related offense at his school last winter.
In February, Trotwood police opened an investigation after Kaiden said he was touched inappropriately by a school janitor, and that the janitor at Mother Brunner Catholic School sexually pleasured himself in front of Kaiden.
Legal authorities said this week that the complaint was investigated and charges were refused by prosecutors because of insufficient evidence. A Trotwood police Captain said the department did find out about the Boonshoft allegations as part of their investigation.
This news organization has been unable to contact either of the uncharged employees suspected of the alleged contact with Kaiden Helton because we have not been able to confirm their identities.
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