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Two former DCFS employees charged in AJ Freund case released from jail on bond

Two former DCFS caseworkers facing felony charges for their mishandling of AJ Freund abuse investigations were released from jail after posting bail. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday evening that arrest warrants had been served on Carlos J. Acosta, 54, of the 500 block of Prairie Ridge Drive in Woodstock, and Andrew R. Polovin, […]

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Charges filed against 2 DCFS workers who handled AJ Freund case

Two DCFS caseworkers that investigated abuse of AJ Freund, who was murdered in 2019, were arrested on Thursday and are facing felony charges. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday evening that arrest warrants had been served on Carlos J. Acosta, 54, of Woodstock, and Andrew R. Polovin, 48, of Island Lake. Acosta and Polovin […]

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Prosecutors looking into charges against DCFS supervisor in AJ Freund case

Prosecutors are looking into filing charges against a DCFS supervisor for his handling in the case of 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy Andrew Freund Jr., who was murdered in 2019. The Northwest Herald obtained a search warrant affidavit filed on May 7 by McHenry County State’s Attorney investigator Robert Diviacchi. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office […]

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AJ Freund’s DCFS investigator and his supervisor placed on leave, official says

Department of Children and Family Services caseworker Carlos Acosta and his supervisor, who were accused of conducting ‘sham investigations’ into AJ Freund’s abuse before his death, have been put on leave, a government official said. State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) said Wednesday that a source at DCFS confirmed that caseworker Carlos Acosta and his […]