Childcare worker accused of abuse files insanity plea

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Delaware, Ohio (W.C.M.H.) — A daycare provider in Delaware County is facing multiple charges related to: Suspicion of child abuse He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

According to Delaware County Common Pleas Court records. rhonda kay coombsof Ladner, who entered the plea Friday.

Prosecutors in the case are now asking Coombs to complete an evaluation by an appropriate provider “at the earliest opportunity.”

Coombs is was indicted He was indicted in April on 17 charges, including three counts of kidnapping and 14 counts of child endangerment. Her plea covers all charges.

Coombs began operating an in-home day care center in January. arrested Suspected of abusing a 10-month-old baby girl. Coombs was later charged with abusing eight children under the age of 13 between January 2021 and September 2023.

Coombs is accused of injuring a 10-month-old baby girl in September by hitting her in the face multiple times with the palm of her hand and six times with a “hard plastic diaper wipes container,” according to court documents.The child suffered a black eyesays court records. Coombs also allegedly threw the child on her back in a playpen and then punched her, according to court records. Coombs also allegedly abused a 3-year-old child because he didn't eat fast enough, according to court records.

No timeline was given for when Coombs' evaluation would be completed.

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/delaware-county/daycare-provider-accused-of-abuse-enters-insanity-plea/ Childcare worker accused of abuse files insanity plea

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