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2/28/2012 7:23:00 PM
DCS report: Seven Lake County children died of abuse-related injuries

Marisa Kwiatkowski, Times of Northwest Indiana

Seven of the 25 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 died in Lake County, a state report released Tuesday shows.

All seven died of abuse-related injuries, according to the report by the Indiana Department of Child Services. No Porter County children died as a result of abuse or neglect during that time period.

DCS' annual child fatality report analyzed the abuse- or neglect-related deaths of 25 Indiana children. Of the 25 cases, four deaths occurred in households that had prior contact with Child Protective Services.

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