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Romney Center Abuse Allegations Probe Continues


A West Virginia State Police spokesman says an investigation of child abuse allegations at a center in Romney might not be completed until the fall.
Lt. Michael Baylous tells The Cumberland Times-News of Maryland that state police investigators are still conducting interviews. He says some of those being interviewed are special needs children.
The investigation began in January after upper management at the nonprofit Potomac Center reported allegations of physical and sexual abuse to the state Department of Health and Human Resources. The department removed 24 children from three intensive training program houses at the center and stopped Medicaid funding for the programs.
The center serves children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The center is cooperating with the investigation.