- Associated Press - Monday, June 18, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An internal investigation by New Mexico’s child welfare agency into its handling of the case of a 7-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually exploited has resulted in 11 suspensions, demotions and terminations.

State Children, Youth and Families Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson confirmed the disciplinary action in an interview with the Albuquerque Journal.

She said all of the employees were from the agency’s office in Bernalillo County. They ranged from case workers to supervisory management.

Court documents say the agency and law enforcement had encountered the girl and her family multiple times dating back to 2012.

The girl’s father is charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution and other counts. The mother was taken into custody on charges of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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