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Authorities check up on Sheen's children

Child services workers checked on the children of Charlie and Brooke Sheen over the weekend for what was described today by the couple's representatives as a routine check-up.

Sheen's publicist Stan Rosenfield said it was a scheduled, procedural visit. Brooke Sheen's attorney, Yale Galanter, said it was a routine follow-up so that case workers in Aspen, Colorado, could close a file opened after Charlie Sheen's Christmas Day arrest.

The actor, pictured, who stars in the TV comedy Two And A Half Men, faces domestic violence charges in Colorado. He is accused of holding a knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her at his Aspen home.

Representatives of child protective service agencies in Los Angeles and Aspen declined to comment on the visit, saying they couldn't confirm whether there was even an active case involving the Sheen children. The couple have twin sons, who are nearly one.

Galanter said Brooke Sheen has been forced to move from a Malibu rehab facility, The Canyon, after the staff leaked her medical information.

Galanter declined to specify what Brooke Sheen was in treatment for. The Canyon states on its website that it offers treatment for a variety of drug, alcohol and mental illness conditions.

A phone message for The Canyon was not immediately returned.

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