Monday, June 16, 2008

State Called Remiss In Child-Sex Probe

Parents of children once enrolled in the Rogers Park Day Care Center, 7101 N. Greenview Ave., criticized the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Friday for "mishandling" its investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse at the center. "We feel DCFS has been remiss in its obligation to provide safety for our children,"said Beth Vargo, 34, one of the parents. The center's janitor, Deloartic Parks, was charged a year ago with abusing three children at the center. The parents charged the DCFS mishandled the case because the initial investigative interviews with children were too short and social workers failed to reinterview children when some later told parents they had been abused by staff members other than Parks. Read more here.

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