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Treatment Center Allegedly Hired Molester

ANNAPOLIS (CN) - Potomac Ridge Treatment Center and Adventist Healthcare hired Lawrence Gates though he had a history of "numerous drug charges, including incidents involving minors, and arrests for rape, assault, battery, kidnapping, and weapons possession," says a girl who claims Gates assaulted and battered and demanded oral sex from her. When she complained, she says, the Center punished her, increased her medications, and told her to "stop lying," in Anne Arundel County Court.

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