Police, CFS officials question Suleman

LA HABRA, Calif. Orange County's Child and Family Services and two La Habra police detectives visited Suleman's home Wednesday morning, after her 4-year-old son, who suffers from autism, arrived at school with a black eye and bite marks.

Her attorney Jeff Czech says it remained unclear if any action would be taken against the mother of 14.

4-year-old Aidan Suleman's teacher noticed his injuries and reported them to authorities, Czech said.

Czech said the boy likely got the black eye from a fall and that one of Suleman's 2-year-old twins could possibly be responsible for the bite marks.

"Poor Aidan, he falls a lot," Czech said. "He jumps at noises and things and bumps furniture and walls."

La Habra police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp confirmed that child welfare officials requested officer assistance, and visited Suleman, but an Orange County Social Services spokeswoman declined comment, because of state confidentiality laws.

Czech said he knows that CPS takes it seriously, but doubts Suleman will face serious charges.

"Nadya says she grounds them, takes their favorite toys away, the typical things that a mother will do," Czech said. "Aiden is a special case."

Police have visited Suleman's home several times in the last year to respond to complaints, concerning her children.

Suleman sprung into the national spotlight January 26, when the single, unemployed mother gave birth to octuplets.

She already had six other children between the ages of 2 to 7.


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