Widespread Sex Abuse Reported at Juvenile Centers
Originally posted on Black America Web:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 1 in 10 youths at juvenile detention facilities around the country reported having been sexually victimized by staff or by other youths.
The study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that among the more than 1,300 youths who reported victimization by adult staff, 9 out of 10 were male juvenile detainees reporting sexual activity with female staff members.
According to the bureau, about 2.5 percent of juveniles, or 450, reported a sexual incident involving another youth last year, and 7.7 percent, or 1,390, reported an incident involving facility staff.