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'No Abuse' in Adoption Case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A child welfare official has testified that social workers found no signs of maltreatment when they investigated an Alaskan woman accused of punishing her adopted Russian son by putting hot sauce in his mouth.

Virginia Moring, a supervisor in the Office of Children's Services, testified Friday that the social workers decided not to remove the boy from the home of Jessica Beagley. Moring also said they talked to the children, who "felt safe."

Closing arguments are Monday.


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