Mother, great-grandmother accused of child abuse jailed

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 2:21 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 6:54 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A mother and great-grandmother indicted on child endangering charges are now behind bars.

Hannah Johnson pleaded not guilty Friday to six counts of endangering children and two counts of kidnapping, according to court documents.

Documents say the kids’ great-grandmother, Dianna Johnson, is facing three counts of endangering children.

Prosecutors say the two women lived together with Hannah’s three children - ages 4, 6, and 7.

Police say they went to the family’s house on September 7 for a report of a suspicious odor and were told it was from a dead raccoon underneath the porch.

During that visit, police did not see the children, said a spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.

After officers left, prosecutors say Hannah took her three children to her mother’s house in Tennessee.

When Hannah’s mother saw the condition the kids were in, she took them to the hospital.

Prosecutors say all three kids weighed less than 30 pounds. and will require hospitalization.

A judge set Hannah’s bond at $25,000.

If she makes bail, she won’t be allowed to have contact with her children.

Court records show Dianna’s bond hasn’t been set yet.

The video below is from FOX19 NOW’s previous coverage.

The mother and the great-grandmother of the children were arrested.

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