- Corey Widen, 48, says someone had called police and Department of Children and Family Services on her this month
- Report came after Widen let her eight-year-old walk the family dog, a Maltese named Marshmallow, around the block in Wilmette, Illinois
- Widen says her daughter is homeschooled and the only time she is briefly unsupervised is during her walk, most of which mom can see from her window
- Police filed no charges against Widen, but DCFS spent two weeks interviewing the children and their pediatrician before clearing the mother of wrongdoing
An Illinois mother-of-two says she had been investigated by child services for allowing her eight-year-old daughter to walk the family dog by herself in their neighborhood.
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, 48-year-old Corey Widen, of Wilmette, said earlier this month, someone called the police on her after seeing her child outside with her Maltese puppy, Marshmallow, without an adult around.
Police interviewed the mother and decided not to pursue criminal charges, but the incident trigged a two-week investigation by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
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