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Child Welfare Case Against Lakeville Dad is Closed

​Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that based on the recommendations of the Dakota County Social Worker and the Guardian Ad Litem, the Dakota County Juvenile Court has terminated its jurisdiction in the child protection proceeding involving Steven Cross, the Lakeville father who abandoned his 11-year-old son on July 18, 2011. This brings the child protection matter to a close. Cross was convicted of Neglect of a Child.

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