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Former Children and Family Services employees arrested in A.J. Freund case in Illinois

Former Children and Family Services employees arrested in A.J. Freund case in Illinois

via WGN:

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WGN) — Two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees who investigated abuse allegations involving 5-year-old A.J. Freund have been charged with child endangerment.

Carlos Acosta, 54, an elected McHenry County board member from Woodstock, and his former supervisor, Andrew Polovin, 48, of Island Lake, were arrested Thursday on two counts each of endangering the life of a child and one count of reckless conduct, the McHenry County sheriff’s office announced.


The Chicago Tribune reports both men left the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in December 2019 after an internal disciplinary process. DCFS officials have declined to say whether they were fired or voluntarily quit.

Acosta was the child protection specialist assigned to investigate a Dec. 18, 2018 hotline call from Crystal Lake Police regarding a bruise on A.J.’s right hip, the Tribune reports. Acosta deemed the allegation of abuse unfounded about two weeks later after consulting Polovin, who also was the supervisor in two earlier hotline investigations involving A.J., records show.

Acosta and Polovin also are named in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the slain boy’s estate, which represents his three siblings, the Tribune reports.


TRUE CRIME DAILY: Andrew “A.J.” Freund case coverage – TCD


A.J. died in April 2019 after being…

Former Children and Family Services employees arrested in A.J. Freund case in Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WGN) — Two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees who investigated abuse allegations involving 5-year-old A.J. Freund have been charged with child endangerment.



Former Children and Family Services employees arrested in A.J. Freund case in Illinois

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