WARREN Grand jury indicts couple in child endangerment
Both are facing four counts of child endangering.
By PEGGY SINKOVICH
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
WARREN -- A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old mother and a 51-year-old father.
The grand jury issued the indictments Monday against Angelique Bailey and Roy McDaniel, both of state Route 88, Bristolville.
Each faces four charges of endangering children.
Atty. Thomas Wrenn, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor, said the two are expected to be arraigned later this week.
If convicted of all the charges, Bailey and McDaniel each face 61/2 years in prison.
Authorities say the two left Bailey's three children, ages 8, 5, and 2, in their Bristol Township residence July 14 in the care of McDaniel's 14-year-old son, Thomas.
McDaniel, a truck driver, was delivering a shipment to Dayton that day, and Bailey and her 2-month-old daughter accompanied him.
Rape: While they were gone, Thomas raped the 5-year-old girl, authorities said.
The couple are free on $10,500 bond each.
Attorneys say the two are living together, but the children are no longer in their custody.
Thomas is being held in the juvenile justice center. Trumbull County Children Services has placed the other children in foster homes.
Toni Marcheskie, who is representing Bailey, said her client lived with McDaniel for about a month and thought that Thomas was old enough to watch her children.
Atty. John Large, who represents McDaniel, could not be reached.
Thomas has told authorities that he was often left alone to watch the children and that his father and Bailey would call once a week.
Deputies described the house as "deplorable, unsanitary and unfit to be lived in by anyone" and said there was not sufficient food.
Marcheskie disagreed saying her client told her that there was food available for the children.