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Social workers, police quiz octuplets' mom about son's black eye

April 29, 2009 |  7:04 pm

Orange County children's services officials and La Habra police detectives visited the home of octuplets mother Nadya Suleman today after her 4-year-old son went to school with a black eye.

Suleman told Radar Online that the injury was minor, adding: “He’s autistic; he bumps into things.” She also told the online celebrity news site that the boy had some bite marks on his body.

The visit is the latest twist for Suleman, who is living in her new La Habra home with 14 children.

Suleman's attorney, Jeff Czech, told the Associated Press that he was not sure whether the social services officials took any action and said he suspects that they were called by the boy's teacher.

Czech said the boy likelyy got the black eye in a fall and that the bite marks probably came from another of Suleman's children.

Radar described the visit this way: "Preparing to pick up her older kids from school on Wednesday afternoon, [Suleman] was paid a surprise visit by the Orange County Social Services Agency-Children and Family Services and two La Habra detectives. Sitting in Suleman’s living room, the officials had to put a hold on their inquiries, promising to return when Suleman came home from the errand."

Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, is caring for her children with the aid of nurses who stay at the house.

—Shelby Grad