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Montgomery County Children Services Settles Takoda Collins Lawsuit

Takoda Collins
Montgomery County
Takoda Collins

Montgomery County has agreed to pay $3.25 million in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the late Takoda Collins. The 10-year-old boy died in 2019 after suffering severe and sustained abuse — allegedly at the hands of his father and two other adults.

The lawsuit was filed against Montgomery County Children Services. It says the agency didn’t do enough to help Collins after multiple reports of abuse from Dayton Public Schools teachers.

Michael Wright is the attorney for the Collins estate.

“If they were not culpable in any manner they would not pay $3.25 million dollars to the estate of Takoda Collins. So, I think that they are making changes that would help prevent this from happening to any other child,” he said.

County officials say they can’t comment until the settlement has been finalized.

Another lawsuit on behalf of Collins against Dayton Children’s Hospital is still pending.