Minnesota counties failed to investigate child sex abuse reports

Posted: Dec 06, 2014 3:52 PM GST <em class=”wnDate”>Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:52 AM EST</em>

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – –  An alarming number of child sex abuse cases in Minnesota were not investigated by county child protection agencies last year. According to the state’s human services agency, 203 reports were not investigated, but were instead handed over to Family Assessments, which is a program meant for less serious cases.
This problem was revealed at a child protection task force meeting in St. Paul Thursday. It’s just one of several issues being reviewed by the task force appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Officials say sex abuse reports should never be referred to Family Assessments and the 203 cases will be re-examined.

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