Lawsuit targets Sununu Youth Services Center and other facilities

SCT?OT SCOTT: A NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN WHO SPENT SIX YEARS IN THE CUSDYTO STATE WHEN A CHILD IS SUG INNOT LYON WHY DC BUT THREE OTHERS — YDC. BUT 3 OTHER STATE ENTITIES ALSO ALLEGING PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE. ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT, WHICH WAS FILED ON TUESDAY, THE MAN WAS TAKEN INTO STATE CUSTODY IN 2900 WHEN HE WAS 11. COME AS Y.GA LAWSUIT ALSO ACCUSES SFFTA AT MOUNT PROSPER ACADEMY IN PLYMOUTH OF GIVING ILLEGAL DRUGS TO CHILDREN AND ENGAGING IN SEGREGATION FOR 10 DS.AY AND CLAIMS HE WAS ASSAULT SEXUALLY BY ANOTHER RESIDENT OF THE EASTER SEAL FACILITY IN MANCHESTER. THE LAWSUIT ALSO ALLEGATES THAT HE WAS SWA SEXUALLY ASSAULT BY MEALS AND FEMALE STAFF AT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CEER.NT >> THE VIOLENCE WAS IMPOSED ON HIM FOR COMPLIANCE REASONS, GETTING HIM OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING OR DOING SOMETHING FASTER. THE FOLLOWING THING YOU KNOW HE FOUND HIS HEAD BLASTED AGAINST THE BED, OR AGAINST THE ETH WALL, OR HE GOT CUT, THEN HE PROGRESSED TO BEGIN SEXUALLY ASSAULT MANY TIMES DURING GUARD AT L ‘STATE. SCOTT: THIS IS NOW LAWSUIT 4ND02 FILED ALLEGING ABUSE OF A YDC. NEWS 9 HAS REACHED ALL FACILITIES NAMED IN THE LAWSUIT. WE ONLY HEARED NASH

A New Hampshire man who spent six years in police custody as a child is suing several establishments alleging physical and sexual abuse. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday is the latest of more than 400 targeting the Sununu Youth Services Centre, formerly known as the Youth Development Centre, in Manchester. But in this case, the defendants also include Nashua Children’s Home, Mount Prospect Academy in Plymouth and an Easter Seals establishment called Jolicoeur School in Manchester. According to the lawsuit, the man was taken into custody in 2009 at the age of 11 after being assaulted by a parent, skipping school and smoking marijuana. He claims that he was physically and verbally abused at Nashua Children’s Home, particularly after coming out as gay, and that this treatment continued through his later internships. lock him in solitary confinement for up to 10 days. At the Easter Seals facility, he was sexually assaulted by another resident, according to the lawsuit. And at the Youth Development Center, he alleges he was sexually assaulted by male and female staff members. “We take all complaints seriously and will respond in accordance with court rules,” said Michael Garrity, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, which represents the state. None of the other establishments responded immediately to emails seeking comment on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Legislative Assembly approved a $100 million fund to compensate those who were abused as children at the Youth Development Center, which has been under criminal investigation since 2019. Ten of its former employees and an 11th who worked at a Concord detention center were arrested last year, and nearly 450 former residents have sued the state over allegations involving more than 150 employees from 1963 to 2018.

A New Hampshire man who spent six years in state custody as a child is suing several establishments alleging physical and sexual abuse.

The lawsuit filed on Tuesday is the latest of more than 400 targeting Sununu Youth Services Centre, formerly known as Youth Development Centre, in Manchester. But in this case, the defendants also include Nashua Children’s Home, Mount Prospect Academy in Plymouth and an Easter Seals establishment called Jolicoeur School in Manchester.

According to the lawsuit, the man was taken into police custody in 2009 at the age of 11 after being molested by a parent, skipping school and smoking marijuana. He claims to have been physically and verbally abused at Nashua Children’s Home, particularly after coming out as gay, and this treatment continued through his later internships.

The lawsuit accuses Mount Prospect Academy staff of giving illegal drugs to children, beating the plaintiff and locking him in solitary confinement for up to 10 days. At the Easter Seals facility, he was sexually assaulted by another resident, according to the lawsuit. And at the Youth Development Center, he alleges he was sexually assaulted by male and female staff members.

“We take all complaints seriously and will respond in accordance with court rules,” said Michael Garrity, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, which represents the state. None of the other facilities responded immediately to emails seeking comment on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the Legislative Assembly approved a $100 million fund to compensate those who were abused as children at the Youth Development Center, which has been under criminal investigation since 2019. Ten of its former workers and an 11th who worked at a Concord detention center were arrested last year and nearly 450 former residents sued the state over allegations involving more than 150 staff from 1963 to 2018.

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