ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A KRQE News 13 investigation reveals details behind an alleged case of child abuse, and a state agency’s plan to reunify the now four-year-old victim with the suspects accused of the abuse. The case has raised questions amongst criminal investigators about the factors behind state workers’ choice to pursue parental reunification.

KRQE News 13 Investigative Reporter Ann Pierret recently spoke with News 13’s Chris McKee about the investigation at length in a “Behind the Story” interview segment for In the conversation, Ann discusses how she heard about the story and what process she took in her investigation among other topics.

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Watch the video embedded on this page for the complete investigative discussion about Ann’s story. For more context about this discussion, watch and read Ann’s full report on The story is titled: “Couple charged with abusing child allowed unsupervised, overnight visits.”

“Behind the Story,” is KRQE News 13’s online exclusive web series, giving viewers a more detailed look into the process and the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more segments on prior stories, visit the KRQE News 13 Investigates page by clicking this link.