Child abuse case set 
for trial in November


The case of a Toledo couple charged with abusing their adopted daughter who has cerebral palsy is set for trial Nov. 18 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

LeeAnne Henry, 60, of 3001 Brock Dr. is charged with two counts of endangering children for allegedly abusing her daughter in 2005 when she was 11. Her husband, Christopher Henry, 60, is charged with one count of endangering children for allegedly failing to protect the child.

In court Tuesday, Judge Myron Duhart agreed to modify a no contact order between the couple and their son, Marcus Henry, a potential witness in the case. Frank Spryszak, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, said Marcus was moving out of state and wanted to be able to see the Henrys. Judge Duhart also ruled that the victim in the case could see her siblings if she chose to.

The Henrys were indicted on the charges in 2011, but the case was delayed last year when Judge Duhart ruled that attorney Ann Baronas, who had been a special advocate for foster children in the Henrys’ care, could not represent Mrs. Henry in the criminal case. Mrs. Henry is now represented by Toledo attorney Rick Kerger.