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Oklahoma County DA Says DHS Failed To Protect Abused Child


An Oklahoma prosecutor says the Department of Human Services didn't do enough to help an Oklahoma City girl whose grandmother is accused of dressing as a witch to abuse her.

The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says the department should have done more after the girl's mother called the department's hotline in June to say there was a phone video of 49-year-old Geneva Robinson grabbing her daughter.

A spokeswoman for the department says the caller did not describe any abuse or neglect taking place on the video and employees made the correct decision not to act.

Prosecutors say they got involved four months later when Robinson took the 7-year-old to a mental hospital, saying she could no longer control her. Robinson was charged with child abuse and neglect.

A message seeking comment was left for Robinson's attorney.


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