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Police: Woman arrested after abuse accusation at shelter


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a woman who worked at a Chattanooga shelter for immigrant children has been arrested after abuse allegations.

The Chattanooga Police Department announced Wednesday that 35-year-old Randi Duarte faces charges of sexual battery by an authority figure, coercion of a witness and tampering with evidence.

Police say they received a complaint in late May and worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and the Hamilton County District Attorney's office to investigate the allegation.

Police did not provi...

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