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State social services sued over sex abuse records

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Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services has been sued over failing to disclose records under the public records…

Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services has been sued over failing to disclose records under the public records act. 

Three former foster children say public records show that state social workers ignored prior warnings and failed to remove them from a home where they were being abused by their foster father.  They say the state has withheld documents supporting their claims in violation of the law.

The foster father was sentenced last year to four years in prison for sexual abuse.