Report: Massachusetts agency failed to save boy now in coma

BOSTON (AP) — A new report says a Massachusetts agency failed to protect a 7-year-old boy who police say was beaten and starved by his father and who is now in a coma.

The Department of Children and Families’ report released Friday found it failed to pull together abuse reports that ultimately led to the failure to adequately protect Jack Loiselle.

The report says the department did some things right, including carrying out visits and delivering services to the parent and child

Gov. Charlie Baker says no one had a complete understanding of the situation.

The state took custody of Jack on July 14 and took him to a hospital after his father, Randall Lints, called 911 to say Jack was unresponsive.

Lints has pleaded not guilty to assault and child endangerment charges.

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