840. The Youth Development Center in Manchester
The Youth Development Center in Manchester also named the John H. Sununu Youth Services Center is in the news due to the investigation into the actions of so-far two former counselors who has been charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy in the 1990’s. Dozen of former victims have stepped forward.
While a youth detention facility is punishment, the punishment should never include rape. We can only hope that the victims are able to ask for a compensation using a private lawsuit against the state, which should have ensured that this form of abuse could not take place.
Today the detention center is known as: Sununu Youth Services Center
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager during the periode described in articles.
- AP Exclusive: Dozens allege abuse at youth detention center (Associated Press)
- Two ex-Sununu Youth Services Center counselors indicted for sexually assaulting a child (Concord Monitor)
The facility is reported to be closed and lawsuits have been made.
- Closure of Sununu Youth Services Center behind schedule (New Hampshire Bulletin)