Child left alone with sex offender, mother arrested

Mug shot of Danielle Jewell (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton mother is behind bars after police said she left her daughter alone with a registered sex offender.

Danielle Jewell, 21, was arrested on charges of child endangering. Michael Toohey, 32, was arrested on violating a protection order.

Police were originally called to the 4400 block of Burkhardt Avenue after 4 p.m. Friday on a welfare check. According to the police report, a caller stated that Jewell left her daughter in the home alone with her boyfriend, Michael Toohey. Toohey is a registered sex offender who is not allowed to be around Jewell or her children per a protection order.

When officers arrived, they met with Jewell and found Toohey was upstairs in the apartment with one of Jewell’s daughters.

Police said Children’s Services had been to the home twice in the last two days warning Jewell that Toohey shouldn’t be in the home until their investigation is complete.

Toohey and Jewell were booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

Children’s Services was called to remove the children from the home and place them in the care of another family member. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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