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Father of murdered children filing lawsuit against CPS

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Caleb and Alyssa Lynch Caleb and Alyssa Lynch

Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A lawsuit has been filed by the father of two children that were killed in a fire back in April.

Steven Lynch, the father of Alyssa and Caleb Lynch filed that lawsuit against Child Protective Services, and the man accused of setting that home on fire.

A four page affidavit that was released in April by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office includes words like duct tape, flares, and a confession detectives say 34-year-old Jeffery Weisheit made to them, admitting to lighting the Fischer Road home on fire.

Authorities said duct tape found next to the children's bodies may show that the kids had been bound.

In the lawsuit, Lynch claims he called CPS to report his two children had been abused by their mother's boyfriend, Jeffrey Weisheit.

The lawsuit says CPS did not follow up on the report.

CPS is not commenting on the lawsuit at this time.

Weisheit has pleaded not guilty to murder and arson.

He faces the death penalty if convicted.

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