By Frank Lewis
Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn has announced the myriad of charges in the indictments filed against three Wheelersburg residents accused of abusing four children.
Juan Sanchez, 44; Bobbie Sue Pack, 31 and Edwina Louis, 52, all face eight counts of rape with a sexually violent predator specification, eight counts of rape, two counts of endangering children, two counts of kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.
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 a deputy, along with Scioto County Children Services, responded to the house located on Collingswood Avenue in Wheelersburg.
Children Services later contacted the office and stated that they were able to get a court order that resulted in four children being removed from that residence. Children Services responded to the office with the children for an interview.
Donini said that during those interviews the children stated that they had been tied with ropes and chains to their beds for weeks at a time sometimes longer only untied to do school work on the computer. 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 sheriff’s office said the children had marks and scars on their bodies that matched the reported abuse.
“There was evidence of what the kids said had happened to them,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall told the Daily Times. “The poor little bodies of the children have evidence of what they are claiming. And there was evidence to support what they were saying about being tied up at the house.”
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