By Frank Lewis
Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn informed the Daily Times Tuesday afternoon that the three people arrested in the reported extreme abuse of four children last week have now been indicted.
Juan Carlos Sanchez, age 44, Bobbi Sue Pack, 31, and Edwina Louis, 52, were all three indicted on three separate counts of child endangering, a felony of the second degree, and Sanchez was additionally indicted on two counts of rape of a child under 10.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call on Jan. 30, 2014, from a teacher with the virtual online learning school stating that she received an e-mail from a student wanting her to call 911 that she and her brothers and sisters were being tied to the beds and beaten.
Donini said the children stated that they would only get food sometimes and were very hungry. The children were able to describe having to get naked and get hit with belts and paddles. During the interview, the children — ages 11 and 9 —reportedly told authorities that they had been sexually assaulted several times. The children had marks and scars on their bodies that matched the reported abuse.
“All three (suspects) are still incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail, and now that they have been served with the indictment, they will be held without bond until such time as they appear before a Common Pleas judge,” Kuhn said. “I suspect that will be later this week or the first of next week. As that investigation progresses we will consider whether or not this case needs to be re-presented to the Scioto County grand jury. This is a pretty quick presentation to the grand jury from information available as of Friday (Feb. 14).”
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.