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'Teen Mom' Portwood loses custody of child

Amber Portwood, the mother of 2-year-old daughter Leah on the MTV reality show "Teen Mom," has at least temporarily lost custody of her child.

Portwood, along with Gary Shirley, Leah's father, attended an emergency child-placement hearing at an Anderson, Ind., courthouse Tuesday afternoon, reports.

The Indiana Department of Child Services had completed its assessment, and authorities classified Leah as a child in need of service (CHINS), making her a ward of the state, according to the site.

A family court judge placed the child in Shirley's care, with monitored visitations for Portwood, RadarOnline said. The websites of local newspapers, including The Indianapolis Star, Anderson's The Herald Bulletin and the county's The Madison Courier, did not appear to report on the child-custody events.

Anderson police on Nov. 16 filed an affidavit of probable cause with the Madison County prosecutor, showing evidence recommending three counts of battery, two of them felonies, against Portwood for alleged domestic violence against Shirley.

Neither parent responded to questions outside the courthouse, RadarOnline said.

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