Springfield woman pleads not guilty to abduction, child endangering charges

A Springfield woman was arraigned Thursday morning in the Clark County Municipal Court on charges stemming from a child endangering incident.

Cheyanne Hinojosa, 20, pleaded not guilty to abduction and endangering children, according to court records. She was given a $10,000 bond and remains in the Clark County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched on July 25 to Dayton Children’s Hospital to meet with the five-year-old victim’s mother who said a juvenile suspect assaulted her child at a house in Springfield, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

“(The mother) then showed patrol officers a copy of a Ring surveillance system video that was sent to her family that shows a portion of the assault that occurred,” the affidavit said. “The child victim was found to have several injuries that were caused from this assault including but not limited to abrasions and redness to the back and buttocks area.”

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A detective then conducted a phone interview on July 30 with Hinojosa who said the juvenile suspect was the one that caused the injuries to the child victim as she watched through her Ring surveillance system.

“Hinojosa ‘downplayed’ her role in instructing (the juvenile suspect) to commit several acts that she did by saying she didn’t watch the entire time despite her instructing throughout the video,” the affidavit said.

The detective then reviewed the surveillance video that showed the juvenile suspect beating the child with her hands and a shoe.

“While this beating is taking place, (the juvenile suspect) is purposely doing it in front of the Ring camera system to show and receive instruction from observer, Hinojosa,” the affidavit said.

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The juvenile suspect can be heard talking to Hinojosa during the beating and Hinojosa is giving her instructions to continue beating the child, the affidavit said. The juvenile suspect then shows the child’s behind and tells Hinojosa there is injury and she says, “good.”

“At the close of the video, Hinojosa instructs (the juvenile suspect) to take the child victim to the basement and put him in a closet, " the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, Hinojosa went to the police station on Aug. 5 for an interview where she said she would discuss what happened, but later requested a lawyer while she was re-watching the video.

She was then charged with endangering children and abduction and placed in jail.

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