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AG backs effort to curb child abuse : Bill would create team to investigate cases, look for ways to improve system

Feb 3, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

SANTA FE - With New Mexico reeling from a string of recent prominent child abuse cases, state Attorney General Hector Balderas said Thursday that he'll back legislation creating a multiagency review team and allowing his agency to order independent investigations.

Critics say the state's current system allows at-risk children to fall through the cracks, such as Victoria Martens, a 10-year old Albuquerque girl who was sexually assaulted and killed last year.

Both the state Children, Y

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