Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:22 PM
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - State Child Protective Services officials have placed a regional director, a supervisor and a caseworker on leave in the wake of a 22-month-old Abilene girl's death.
In memos to the three, top CPS officials tell the three that they're on "emergency leave" pending the results of an Abilene police investigation of Tamryn Klapheke's death.
Her mother, Tiffany Nicole Klapheke, faces three felony charges of injury to child in her August 28th death. After her arrest, she claimed she was too stressed by her husband's deployment to care for their three young children.
In a related matter, the Air Force has charged an airman at an Abilene air base with adultery, child endangerment and failure to report child abuse in relation to Tiffany Klapheke.
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