AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Department of Family and Protective Services on Thursday released it’s report of how Child Protective Services mishandled reports of Abuse and neglect of 2-year-old Colton Turner.
The agency says it failed to protect the boy and fired three CPS workers for not handling reports involving Colton Turner properly.
“It’s horrible, Colton didn’t deserve this at all,” said Kim Vidaure, Colton’s grandmother. Vidaure’s son is Brandon Pelfrey, the two-year-old’s biological father. “The ones that knew what was going on should have done something. I wouldn’t have stopped until something was done if I knew, I mean he was just a baby.”
Vidaure says it was a challenge to get her grandson’s mother, Megan Work, to let them see Colton. She said the last time she saw the little boy was May 30 and had no idea about the reports of abuse and neglect.
“I tried to contact her and couldn’t get a hold of her, I finally contacted her through Facebook and tried to set up Colton’s birthday and she just kept making up things that she couldn’t’ do it,” said Vidaure.
The six page report shows CPS received six reports of abuse and neglect and performed four investigations. It said it made mistakes in policy when it comes to not documenting parts of the investigation correctly and not using all of it’s available resources to look for Cloton’s family during the period they went missing.
“I got a hold of her on Facebook, I mean, it wasn’t that hard,” said Vidaure. “Contact her friends somebody, they could have gotten a hold of her some how.”