- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - State officials say a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy who fell into a coma after allegedly being abused and isolated by his father has been moved to a long-term rehabilitative facility.

A spokesman with the state’s Department of Children and Families said Wednesday the Hardwick boy is “medically stable but unresponsive.”

She says the agency remains “deeply concerned” about the well-being of the boy.

The DCF took custody of the boy on July 14 after he was found unconscious. Authorities said the child had been beaten, starved and dehydrated.

The boy’s father, 26-year-old Randall Lints, remains jailed on assault and endangerment charges until a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Aug. 19.

Gov. Charlie Baker says the state’s investigation is ongoing and a report is expected to be released in September.

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