Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of Amy Rodriguez (DOB 1/17/77) and Anthony Dangle (DOB 7/10/78). Rodriguez was indicted for 11 counts of Child Endangering (F2). If convicted on all counts, she faces a maximum possible sentence of 88 years in prison. Dangle was indicted for 1 count of Child Endangering (F3). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 3 years in prison.
Dangle is the biological father of the victim. Rodriguez is the step-mother of the victim and wife of Dangle.
Between the years of 2018-2021, the victim C.D. (13 years old) suffered abuse at the hands of Rodriguez. This abuse included forcing the victim to stand in a corner for days at a time, strapping the child to a bed, refusing to allow the child to use the restroom, and failing to provide adequate clothing, bedding, or blankets.
Rodriguez also physically abused the victim by beating the victim with belts and spoons, and withholding food.
As a result of this abuse, C.D. was severely underweight, suffers from PTSD and persistent damage to his legs and feet as a result of being forced to stand for significant periods of time.
Dangle, as the father, violated his duty to protect the child by knowing of the abuse and failing to stop it.
Dangle and Rodriguez were both employed by the Miami Township (Hamilton County) Fire Department.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “This is disgusting and senseless. This is not a parent who lost control and made a mistake, but a woman who purposefully tortured a child for years. To do this to a child is beyond comprehension.
There are some people who should simply never be parents. These two should never be permitted around children again, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that is the case.”