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Algonquin teen abandoned in Tenn. returning

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    Lynn Cameron
    WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN

Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An East Tennessee judge has agreed to send an adult teen, abandoned by her mother in a bar, back to her Algonquin home.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel Judge John McAfee ruled for Campbell County Chancery Court on Wednesday that Illinois officials will assume custody of 19-year-old Lynn Cameron.

The intellectually disabled teen was left in a Caryville bar June 28. Eva Cameron told police that she left her daughter because "she couldn't handle her anymore."

McAfee noted that Illinois officials have found a suitable placement for Lynn Cameron that will provide appropriate services to her.

Eva Cameron told police she couldn't take care of both Lynn and a younger daughter, who is also disabled. No charges were filed.

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