Mama June Shannon risks losing custody of her children
She's already lost her show, but sources tell People that "Mama June" Shannon could lose her youngest children as well. On the heels of news that the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star is reportedly involved with a man who went to prison for allegedly molesting her daughter, TLC canceled the show. But that may not be the end of the situation. A spokesperson for the Family and Child Services department in Georgia says that in cases like Shannon's, it's the department's job to investigate and ensure that no children are at risk of suffering abuse. "Generally speaking, when we receive a report that children are living around a sex offender ... it would certainly rise to the level of concern of us looking into it," Susan Boatwright told People. Though she was unable to confirm or deny whether an investigation is underway with Shannon's family, she seemed to imply that Shannon's younger children, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, could be at risk. "From our point of view, when there are young children who are not able to protect themselves that are in daily contact or living with a sex offender, someone would go out and assess the situation and decide whether the children can stay there or not," said Boatwright. "If we thought a child was in harm's way in any way, shape or form, we would develop a safety plan and make sure the children are not around an offender." The reality TV mom's alleged boyfriend, Mark Anthony McDaniel, was indicted in 2003 for allegedly molesting Shannon's eldest daughter, Anna Cardwell. She was 8 at the time.