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Friday, April 01, 2005

Father, Shuman guards charged

By Barbara White Stack, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Five Shuman Juvenile Detention Center guards and the father of a Penn Hills boy were criminally charged yesterday as a result of a "scared straight" incident at the lockup Sunday in which the 13-year-old boy was beaten.

Police said the boy's father, Anthony Donald Sr., of Penn Hills, placed the youngster, who has never been charged with a crime, in the hands of two friends who are Shuman guards. Donald was charged with misdemeanor counts of conspiracy and child endangerment.

Donald Jr. said the guards ordered him to strip in a public place and put on a uniform. When he refused, he said, four guards forced him to the ground, beat him and stripped off his pants.


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