PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) State officials are looking into reports that hospital and daycare workers alerted the Pueblo County Department of Social Services of signs of child abuse at least three times before several children were removed from their home.
According to KOAA-TV, several of the children suffered burns and broken bones before they were removed from their home.
State child welfare ombudsman Dennis Goodwin says it was a serious situation that should have been brought to the attention of state social services. Pueblo County officials refused comment.
Deputies arrested the children's adoptive aunt and her husband last month. They are facing charges of felony child abuse.