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Sex abuse charges expand to 2nd New Hampshire youth center

Apr. 22, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four former youth detention center workers charged with sexual assault made initial court appearances in New Hampshire on Thursday, including a man accused of abusing a girl multiple times in a candy storage closet at a second state-run facility. ...

Colorado bill would protect gender identity and expression

Apr. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to anti-discrimination statutes as state lawmakers across the country are introducing bills aimed at curbing transgender rights. There are 21 states...

Judge considers lowering bail for ex-youth center worker

Apr. 20, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire youth center worker accused of sexually assaulting four teenagers, including one at gunpoint, asked a judge Tuesday to release him from jail or lower his bail pending trial. Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Quincy, Massachusetts, was...

Police: Authorities visited starving teen days before death

Apr. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver, Washington, Police Department is investigating the death of a teen last November after court records show he died a week after child welfare authorities received a report from a family member that he was not being fed. A state...

France fights kids' mental health woes with free counseling

Apr. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — France's president promised free psychological counseling Wednesday for children and teenagers struck by a wave of mental health difficulties that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. With a doctor's prescription, those aged 3 to 17 will be...

Ex-youth worker charged with rape was known for 'wrestling'

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former counselor accused of raping one boy and repeatedly groping another at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the 1990s denied the allegations when questioned by police but acknowledged being reprimanded for “wrestling with children,” a prosecutor said...

Judge sets bail for some in sex abuse case at youth center

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Five men charged in a sex abuse case at a New Hampshire youth detention center made court appearances Friday. A judge set bail at $50,000 for Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Litchfield, New Hampshire. He has been charged with five counts of rape involving...

7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention center

Apr. 08, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former youth detention center worker accused of responding to a bruised and crying teenager’s rape allegations by saying, “Look little fella, that just doesn’t happen," was arrested Thursday in the latest development in a broad investigation into the New...

Ex-officer working with D.A.R.E. program charged with abuse

Apr. 07, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia police officer has been charged with sexual abuse of four teenage boys while he was working with a youth drug prevention program decades ago, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Bucks County district attorney's office...

Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

Apr. 07, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first time state officials...