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DCF failed to protect Lynn baby, report says

Later beaten to death, he and twin sent home despite drug evidence

The state’s embattled child welfare agency failed a Lynn infant by leaving him in a chaotic home where he was fatally beaten last year, allegedly by his mother’s drug-addled boyfriend, according to a scathing report released Friday by the Massachusetts child advocate office.

After months of review, the independent office concluded that the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families should have taken into protective custody 3-month-old Chase Gideika and his twin brother, who were born with drugs in their systems.

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