6 Charged in NH Youth Detention Center Sex Abuse Probe

Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a boy down while colleagues raped him.

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Sex Abuse

A federal court in New York ordered the Indian Health Service to release to the New York Times a report it commissioned of a private investigation into “numerous acts of rape and sexual abuse” committed against Native American children by former IHS pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. In 2018 and 2019, Weber was convicted of several charges in Montana and South Dakota.

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Sex Abuse

A federal court in California approved a $73 million settlement in a class action against the University of California brought by women who accused a former UCLA gynecologist of making inappropriate comments and performing “sexually invasive ‘examinations.’” The women say UCLA allowed James Heaps to continue seeing patients despite a “reputation for disturbing behavior since the 1980s.”

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Deceptive Practices

The deceptive practices provision of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act do not apply to educational and recreational services offered by religious institutions, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. The state’s Attorney General had alleged the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston violated the Act by knowingly employing sexual abusers and hiding that danger.

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