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Salem group home under investigation

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Salem residential group home after a Lynn woman says her 37-year-old autistic son was severely beaten.

Teresa Carrington says sometime in March, her son, Scott Crawford, was beaten so severely that traces of blood were found in his urine days later. She also found bruises across his ribs and stomach and took him to the hospital.

Carrington tells The Daily Item (http://bit.ly/1raI2u6 ) hospital personnel expressed concern over Crawford's injuries because of his disability, and contacted police.

A spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney's office confirmed the investigation but declined further comment.

The home is run by the May Institute. A spokeswoman, while refusing to comment on Carrington's allegations directly, says the May Institute is "committed to providing the highest quality care to the individuals we serve."

Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com

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