Certain child welfare statements ruled out in AJ Freund case

Certain statements made by two former child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving a 5-year-old boy who was later beaten to death cannot be used in their criminal prosecutions, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office said.

Former DCFS investigators handling AJ Freund case facing charges

Two former employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services are facing felony charges nine months after they were fired over their handling of 5-year-old AJ Freund’s case in Crystal Lake before his death — his parents charged in his killing.