PRESS RELEASE, 1/27/2015

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Candida Fluty case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of West Virginia resident Candida Fluty (DOB 7/6/79) on 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Endangering Children (Felony 2) and 1 count of Endangering Children (Felony 3) involving her 9- year- old child E.F.  If convicted of all charges, she faces the possibility of 8 years in prison.

E.F. was born with Hirschsprung, a congenital condition affecting the bowels.  As a result of this condition, E.F. has had numerous surgeries and also been maintained with a colostomy bag.  E.F. received treatment in West Virginia and began receiving treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011. 

When E.F. was last admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in January, 2015 Fluty is charged with putting fecal material into E.F.’s IV.  As a result of this, E.F. spiked a fever.

E.F. is currently in the custody of West Virginia Children’s Services and residing with an aunt.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “Although rare, we have seen similar cases with similar motivations.  I’m just grateful that it was caught before we were confronted with a murder case.”