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EXCLUSIVE! LA County Dept. of Children & Family Services Investigating Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller

Tue, December 29, 2009 7:00pm EDT by 1 Comment


Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are already being investigated by Children and Family Services following their Christmas fight, and the couple could potentially lose custody of their nine-month-old twin boys on a temporary basis, a DCFS insider tells

As a result of their early Christmas morning blow-up, actor Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller are being investigated by Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services and could potentially have their nine-month-old twin boys, Max and Bob, taken away from them temporarily, a DCFS insider tells exclusively.

After the 44-year-old Two and a Half Men star allegedly threatened to kill his 32-year old wife of three years on Dec. 25 with a four-inch switchblade, DCFS was made aware of the situation immediately by Colorado law enforcement and has started an investigation of the Sheen family situation, our source tells us.

Because of its high-profile nature, the Sheen case is being handled by DCFS’ “Case Sensitive Unit,” which means two social workers have been assigned to investigate, rather than the usual one. “They’ll have a primary and a secondary social worker on this case,” our insider says. “The primary social worker will report and the secondary is only there for back-up.”

Unlike Charlie’s charges in Colorado that won’t be prosecuted in court until February, the DCFS case will go to court as soon as possible. “When Charlie and his family step off the plane in California, they’ll be greeted by social workers,” the source says, explaining that Charlie and Brooke will be closely monitored, even drug tested three-to-five times a week.

“Most likely a third party will [move in] with the family,” the source says. “It could be a grandmother, mother, sister, anyone with a clean record that is cleared by the court.”

According to our source, because of Charlie’s history of domestic violence and substance abuse and Brooke’s reported battle with alcohol and drugs, a court could go as far as determining that Charlie and Brooke are unfit as parents, and the children might be temporarily placed with another guardian.

Los Angeles County’s DCFS court proceedings commence in as little as 48 hours after the incident and are held privately in Monterey Park, Ca. When contacted Los Angeles County DCFS spokesperson, Neil Zanville, he refused to comment on the case citing the privacy of those involved.

Charlie and Brooke’s case is reportedly also being considered for investigation by the Pitkin County Department of Social Services in Colorado.

LA County’s DCFS is no stranger to celebrity cases. In Oct. 2007, the department investigated Britney Spears after the mom-of-two’s former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, reported the pop star’s alleged drug usage and poor parenting. DCFS was also involved in the Michael Jackson molestation case in 2003.

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