Kathleen Kearney, 2002 News

public official, resigned as the secretary of Florida's Department of Children and Families in August, after a series of high-profile missteps by the agency. In April, the department revealed that it had effectively lost trace of a 4-year-old girl, Rilya Wilson, and in July a 2-year-old boy in state care was beaten to death.

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