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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Teenager to sue detention center

South Bend Tribune, IN

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A young woman who says she was sexually abused at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center said she intends to sue the center and the Indiana Department of Correction for failing to protect her.

The woman said she was assaulted by a detention center youth manager on Feb. 5, 2000, when she was 13, and that center officials did not properly investigate or respond to her allegation.

The woman also said in her notice of intent to sue that she told a counselor at the state-run Indiana Girls School in Indianapolis about the alleged assault, but her complaint was not reported to child welfare authorities as required by law, The Indianapolis Star reported Friday.


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