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Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter responds Thursday to a series of questions from members of a special legislative panel about complaints of child abuse to his agency that were not investigated. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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CPS: Nearly 8% of child abuse complaints not investigated

Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers simply decided, based on the information from a phone call, that they were not important enough to follow through.