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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Arrest in child maltreatment case

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 5:59 PM

On Monday in Chicot County, State state Police made an arrest in one of the child maltreatment cases that we reported on previously. According to an affidavit, the child, 22-month-old Keyuandra Smith, died at Children's Hospital on May 29, a day after she was hospitalized with brain injuries. The foster parent in question, Eleisha Ann Sykes of Eudora, has been charged with first-degree battery a felony that carries a 10- to 40-year sentence. She is free on $20,000 bond.

The Department of Human Services has declined to provide even the most basic information about the other maltreatment cases, citing a law that prevents disclosure in pending DHS investigations. The law does not prevent DHS from disclosing information known before the investigation began, such as the placement of a foster child and the child's death, including date and what was known at the time of the death. Nor would DHS spokeswoman Julie Munsell comment further on this specific case.  In the meantime, Munsell said that as a general rule all children are pulled from a home when there is an allegation of maltreatment.

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