Moms accused in kids deaths, teacher sex charges among 2017’s top crime stories

Mothers accused of killing their own children, the fentanyl epidemic, teachers allegedly having sex with students and the raid and year-long closing of a strip club were among the 12 Dayton-area crime stories that shocked readers.

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There also were multiple police-involved fatal shootings, a Dayton Children’s Hospital doctor indicted for inappropriately touching patients, a Dayton man accused of trying to join ISIS and a 20-year-old woman who was shot to death while babysitting.

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Finally, there were stories of a Dayton who will be released on Christmas after 23 years in prison for murder, a twice-convicted murderer who allegedly killed a man on a prison bus and the sentencing of Ponzi-scheme mastermind who cost hundreds of investors tens of millions of dollars.

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