Tag Archive | sexual abuse

910. St Joseph’s College

St Joseph’s College was founded by the De La Salle Brothers, which is a order of monks. The school opened in 1937.

Like to many boarding schools run by religious orders, claims of abuse has risen. Around 20 ‘old boys’ have since written in to allege physical and sexual abuse by teachers at the school between the 1960s and 1980s. The Suffolk police has started an investigation.

Articles speak on an environment you will not see as fun to be in when you are a teenager.

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908. Loretto School

Founded in 1827 over the recent years the school has been known in the public for its past consisting with incidents of both bullying and sexual abuse. The present school management has apologized for past managements failures to protect students.

Past managements not only failed to protect the students but also provided good job references to teachers who had committed incident act which must be regarded as a double failure.

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907. Morris Small Family Home

The authorities – Riverside County District Attorney’s Office -filed a number of charges against the couple who ran the Morris Small Family Home. Among those charges were 14-count involving neglect result in the death of 17-year-old Diane Ramirez as well as very indecent behavior against some of the children.

Also relatives to the children placed in the home claim that the children when they reached adulthood was tricked into legally binding relationships. The worst part of this story is that parts of the social services seem to have been tipped off before the tragic death but did not react in time.

If the accusations are true it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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903. New Alternatives Home

New Alternatives Home was 2 group homes located in California. One was located on Victoria Place in Costa Mesa and another in Orange. At the Costa Mesa place a psychiatrist named Burnell Gordon Forgey had been hired to work with a boy. Little known to the public he had opened his home for James Lee Crummel who later ended up on the death row before he committed suicide. Forgey had also worked for the CEDU chain of boarding schools where researchers now link the disappearance of several boys to this couple having access to the campuses.

In relationship with New Alternatives Home the authorities charged Forgey for having lured a 16 year old boy, he worked with to the home and drugged the boy. Taking advantage of the boys helpless state, they performed various sexual acts with their victim. Both were arrested and charged with various crimes.

The full extend of the pairs crimes were never fully exposed due to the advanced age of Forqey and the suicide of Crummel but being the victims of such crimes cannot be fun as a teenager.

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897. Admiral Farragut Academy

Established in 1933 the school is located in St. Petersborg in Florida offering both boarding and day school.

Searching for information about the school articles about sexual abuse and racism seem to set the agenda.

At these years we should be past the times where color matter. A School administration should be able to see if an employee oversteps his boundaries.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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889. St Joseph’s Industrial School, Letterfrack

St Joseph’s Industrial School located Letterfrack, Northern Ireland was open between 1887 to 1974. It was run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse concluded that residents at the facility suffered both physical and sexual abuse from some of the employees.

One of the boys who were subjected to the abuse later committed suicide by setting fire to himself.

It could not have been a fun place to be as a teenager.

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861. Loretto School

Loretto School located near Edinburgh apologized for the abuse some of the former students suffered by the hands of employees who were working there when the abuse took place.

Former students took the brave step to come forward and testify about what kind of abuse they suffered and as result further investigation took place.

It cannot have been fun to be there as a student when the abuse took place.

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851. Desert Hills

Desert Hills located in Albuquerque, New Mexico closed in 2019. Various lawsuits mention Acadia Healthcare as owner. Drugs were used on the children and not to heal them but to control their temper.

Lawsuits also mention various forms of abuse including sexual abuse.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

Reviews left on Rehab.com mention:

i was a patient in 2014 for 4 months. i was sent there because i had just been removed from a home where i was abused for 4 years. i was starved, brainwashed, emotionally abused, & upon many other things. i don’t remember alot after what happened because i blocked it out, but i have vivid memories of my treatment here. i remember almost all the ppl i was grouped w & the staff. i was in the aspen branch i believe in the girls unit. i don’t remember being treated poorly, except for the other patients who would physically harm me, but their behavior was punished so i didnt mind. this place holds so many memories for me & this is the only i really felt like i could reach out, because they apparently closed april 1st.

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A few years ago i was a patient in this facility. I am 15 years old now and was 12 when I left. I hated the place. Some of the staff were helpful but most (like 95 percent of the staff) didn’t take their job seriously and would literally look at their phones most of the time. Even though a lot of new and great staff came in every day, the kids would pick and choose the staff by making them quit by either physical or emotional means. This made it so the whole facility was under staffed and in utter chaos. I stayed here for a long time because it was so stressful my priority was staying safe and not getting out by behaving. If you tried to behave the kids that were the worst would be happy to push you past your breaking point and then do whatever you could to get out of the unit. Also, the “ring-leaders” of the unit would scare the staff so much that the staff would give them good marks on their check board saying that “they did great today” even if they didn’t.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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849. Kurn Hattin Homes for Children

A group home located in Westminster, Vermont has been forced to surrender its license due to a number of issues. They failed to report sexual abuse within 24 hours as mandated by law.

April 2019 a girl was forced to have sex with male classmate. Nine boys who were residents of Kurn Hattin “had been engaging in sexualized activity with each other.” according to an article. In the past it was even worse: Documents, social media posts and interviews with victims detail how more than 60 children who came from disadvantaged homes were allegedly assaulted from the 1940s through 2019. Eerily similar patterns of sexual, physical and psychological abuse were covered up for decades, victims say. 

Children as young as 7 years old have said they were molested by Kurn Hattin caregivers, administrators or peers.

It was too late to change the general approach at the facility, so it was decided that the group home should no longer operate and close down.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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846. Woodland Hills Youth Development Center

The Woodland Hills Youth Development Center is a detention center in Tennessee. A number of articles paint a not so bright picture of the facility. Riots, improper relationships between employees and the young detainees, sexual abuse and some of the children running away.

It course it is a prison. It is supposed to be a place where the youth can be held while the society tries to make them good citizens again. But with all those things happening there, they might turn out worse compared to when they went in.

It is not supposed be a fun place to be as a teenager but it is far worse as it should be.

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