July 2, 2012 5:00 AM

The Star’s editorial | Protect other children from LP’s sad fate

The greatest share of blame for the plight of the girl who spent the better part of six years concealed from view, allegedly barricaded for days at a time in a closet, belongs with the child’s mother and any other adult who may have known about the situation. But if the system meant to protect children had worked well, the child would have been spared years of suffering and isolation.

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