Four Indicted for Aggravated Child Abuse

November 23, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

Four people have been indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury for aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault (4 counts), child neglect, and child abuse involving a 13-year-old.

Sealed indictments against Angel Anne Mager, Christopher Brian Mager, Rebecca Ann Yount, also known as Rebecca Ann Van Dyne, and Jesse Eugene Van Dyne were returned Monday, November 15. They will soon be arraigned in criminal court

The first count of the seven-count indictment alleges that “between June 12 & 13, 2021 these defendants did unlawfully and knowingly abuse a 13-year-old child and that such act of abuse, neglect or endangerment was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, or involved the infliction of torture to the victim, thereby committing the offense of aggravated child abuse”.

The second count alleges that on June 12, 2021 Angel Anne Mager caused bodily injury to the child and that the assault involved strangulation or attempted strangulation.

Count three alleges that on or before May 30, 2021 Christopher Brian Mager caused the child to reasonably fear bodily injury while utilizing a deadly weapon.

Count four further alleges that between May 17 and June 6, 2021 Christopher Brian Mager caused serious bodily injury to the child.

Count five alleges that between May 17 and June 17, 2021, Angel Anne Mager and Christopher Brian Mager committed the offense of child neglect so as to adversely affect the health and welfare of this child.

The sixth count alleges that on June 13, 2021 Angel Anne Mager caused bodily injury to the child and that the assault involved strangulation or attempted strangulation.

Count seven alleges that on or about June 15, 2021 Christopher Brian Mager inflicted injury on the child thereby committing the offense of child abuse.