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    Filed at 7:54 am under by dcobranchi

    The details of this case are eerily reminiscent of the Collinswood debacle and it’s clone.

    A Department of Children and Families attorney told a judge Monday that a malnourished 10-year-old girl was “at risk of imminent death,” even as the agency said case workers routinely visited her home over the past four years.

    The girl weighed 29 pounds – as much as 60 pounds below normal for her age – when the agency pulled her from a Hernando County home last month after an abuse complaint. Authorities said she had sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and skin draped over her ribs.

    Her caregivers, 46-year-old Arthur Allain Jr. and his wife, Lori Allain, 47, each were charged Friday with aggravated child abuse and child neglect before being released on $10,000 bail.

    She and her half-brother, 14, had been living with “nonrelative caregivers,” the couple and their four biological sons.

    The Allains say the girl was malnourished when the state turned her over to them four years ago and that her claims of mistreatment are lies.

    …The girl, whom the Allains say they have been homeschooling the past two years, told investigators she had been locked in her room and was given a paintbucket to go to the bathroom.

    The family was under the supervision of Youth Services who seem (once again) to have completely dropped the ball. Dollars-to-donuts the bureaucrats try to misdirect attention to homeschooling. Ignore that man behind the curtain.

    One Response to “HERE WE GO AGAIN, AGAIN”

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2004
    at 10:54 am

    Social services is to visit once a month & last visited in March (it’s now June) & there is some questions as to if the social worker actually physically saw the girl in March. But again this will put homeschooling not social services in bad light & here we go again…