Man charged in ‘extreme’ child abuse case wants mental competency evaluation

A Dayton father charged in connection to what investigators are calling “extreme” child abuse against his dead 10-year-old son wants a mental competency evaluation.

Al-Mutahan McLean, 30, motioned the court asking officials to examine his “current mental condition.”

He is charged in Montgomery County Common Pleas court with four counts of endangering children, two counts of felonious assault and one count of rape of a child under the age of 13. He is accused in connection with the abuse of Takoda Collins.

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McLean pleaded not guilty to the charges and is incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail on $1 million bond.

“Now comes the defendant, by and through counsel, and moves this court to order an evaluation regarding the defendant’s current mental condition,” the filing says.

Takoda was pronounced dead at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Dec. 13 after McLean called authorities to tell them he was unresponsive. The boy was found to have multiple cuts and bruising and, according to court records, authorities believe he suffered “extreme abuse.”

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Authorities say Takoda was tortured by his father, including being locked naked in an attic, beaten and emotionally and physically abused. In court records, police say Takoda was forced to stand bent over and cross-legged for long periods of time and received a beating by McLean if he stopped.

The records say Takoda ate his own feces and was either forced to drink a lot of water or was held underwater prior to his death.

The indictment against McLean says the children endangering charges took place between Nov. 1, 2018, and Dec. 13 — the day Takoda died. The felonious assault charges and rape charges are said to have occurred between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.

McLean is charged in the case along with his fiance Amanda Ebert and her sister Jennifer Ebert. Authorities said the women lived in the home and knew about the abuse. Law enforcement also says the women would report Takoda for not standing with his legs crossed and bent over for extended amounts of time and that they knew “that reporting to McLean would result in a beating.”

“None of the parties attempted to get Takoda help during these years of abuse,” the statement of facts filed in the case says.

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The three are due back in court on Jan. 15 for a scheduling conference. On Wednesday, Hinze’s attorney Lucas Wilder entered a motion asking prosecutors to lay out in writing what Hinze is accused of doing.

“(The defendant) requests a bill of particulars setting up specifically the nature of the offenses charged and of the conduct of the defendant alleged to constitute the offenses, including specifically as to whether or not the defendant acted as a principal or as an aider or abettor,” the motions says.

A request for comment from Wilder was not returned.

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