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Child welfare agency investigating after teen hospitalized

November 10, 2020 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Child welfare officials in Rhode Island said Monday they’re investigating after a teen was hospitalized.

The state Department of Children, Youth and Families said a 17-year-old girl from Lincoln was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence on Oct. 23.

The agency declined to say what prompted the hospital visit, but said a subsequent investigation determined “the child’s condition is likely to have been the result of maltreatment.

The agency also said the girl’s family had prior involvement with the agency, but due to confidentiality laws, was prohibited from sharing additional information.