Systemic Child Abuse: Over 50 Yrs Of Hell For Kids Who Were Held At NH Youth Detention Center

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These child detention centers seem to be magnets for pedos, abusers, and grifters. Remember kids for cash?

This story is beyond disturbing.

It’s disconcerting the facility is named after the father of the current governor. Is his family aware that abuse complaints were made against employees in the early 2000’s? Why was nothing done after a state CYF investigation at the time determined 5 teens had been abused??



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The Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, has been under investigation since July 2019, when two former counselors were charged with raping a teenage boy 82 times in the 1990s.

Those charges were dropped last year in order to strengthen the expanded investigation, but both men were arrested again Wednesday and charged with rape, the attorney general’s office said. Two others also were charged with rape, while other two were charged with being accomplices to rape. The allegations span from 1994 to 2005.


The center is named for former Gov. John H. Sununu, father of the current governor.

Several of those arrested Wednesday were previously named in a civil lawsuit filed last year in which more than 200 men and women allege they were physically or sexually abused as children by 150 staffers at the Manchester facility from 1963 to 2018. According to their attorney, children were gang raped by counselors, beaten while raped, forced to compete for food in “fight clubs” set up by counselors and locked in solitary confinement for weeks or months.

“My clients are thrilled that the state has taken the important next step in holding these men criminally responsible for the unspeakable crimes they have committed,” attorney Rus Rilee said. “We have faith that this is just the beginning of the arrests and indictments of not only all of the perpetrators, but also all of those that allowed it to happen.”

The new arrestees include Lucien Poulette, 65, of Auburn, who is charged with 33 counts — including rape and sexual assault — involving seven victims between 1994 and 2005. Bradley Asbury, 66, of Dunbarton, is charged with being an accomplice to the rape of a former resident between 1997 and 1998. And Frank Davis, 79, of Hopkinton, is charged with one count of rape and five counts of sexual assault involving two victims between 1996 and 1997.
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In 2000 and 2001, the state Division of Children, Youth and Families spent seven months investigating 25 complaints of physical abuse and neglect at the center, including a boy who said he lost the tip of his finger when staff members slammed a door on it and others who accused staff members of wrapping boys’ heads in towels and slamming them against pool tables. It concluded teens had been abused in five of the cases.

A newspaper article published during that investigation quoted Brad Asbury, then head of the state employees union chapter at the youth center, as saying the allegations were offensive.

“We take them personally,” Asbury said. “That stuff does not take place. It’s not tolerated. We don’t have time to abuse them.’”
 
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You should check out 'The Candyman and the Clown' on Discovery. There are more episodes to come knock on wood, Leftentant Q doesn't get snatched up by lizard people.
 
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These child detention centers seem to be magnets for pedos, abusers, and grifters. Remember kids for cash?

This story is beyond disturbing.

It’s disconcerting the facility is named after the father of the current governor. Is his family aware that abuse complaints were made against employees in the early 2000’s? Why was nothing done after a state CYF investigation at the time determined 5 teens had been abused??



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The Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, has been under investigation since July 2019, when two former counselors were charged with raping a teenage boy 82 times in the 1990s.

Those charges were dropped last year in order to strengthen the expanded investigation, but both men were arrested again Wednesday and charged with rape, the attorney general’s office said. Two others also were charged with rape, while other two were charged with being accomplices to rape. The allegations span from 1994 to 2005.


The center is named for former Gov. John H. Sununu, father of the current governor.

Several of those arrested Wednesday were previously named in a civil lawsuit filed last year in which more than 200 men and women allege they were physically or sexually abused as children by 150 staffers at the Manchester facility from 1963 to 2018. According to their attorney, children were gang raped by counselors, beaten while raped, forced to compete for food in “fight clubs” set up by counselors and locked in solitary confinement for weeks or months.

“My clients are thrilled that the state has taken the important next step in holding these men criminally responsible for the unspeakable crimes they have committed,” attorney Rus Rilee said. “We have faith that this is just the beginning of the arrests and indictments of not only all of the perpetrators, but also all of those that allowed it to happen.”

The new arrestees include Lucien Poulette, 65, of Auburn, who is charged with 33 counts — including rape and sexual assault — involving seven victims between 1994 and 2005. Bradley Asbury, 66, of Dunbarton, is charged with being an accomplice to the rape of a former resident between 1997 and 1998. And Frank Davis, 79, of Hopkinton, is charged with one count of rape and five counts of sexual assault involving two victims between 1996 and 1997.
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In 2000 and 2001, the state Division of Children, Youth and Families spent seven months investigating 25 complaints of physical abuse and neglect at the center, including a boy who said he lost the tip of his finger when staff members slammed a door on it and others who accused staff members of wrapping boys’ heads in towels and slamming them against pool tables. It concluded teens had been abused in five of the cases.

A newspaper article published during that investigation quoted Brad Asbury, then head of the state employees union chapter at the youth center, as saying the allegations were offensive.

“We take them personally,” Asbury said. “That stuff does not take place. It’s not tolerated. We don’t have time to abuse them.’”

One of the judges, Judge Conahan was let out on compassionate release. He should have died in jail.
 
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PA is riddled with corruption. One of the worst.

About 20 years ago I met a person who just retired from the FBI. She worked all over the east coast. She said Luzerne and Lackawanna County were the most 2nd and 3rd most corrupt counties on the east coast with Miami Dade being number 1.

I will say since Kids for Cash Luzerne County did a good job of cleaning things up.....finally. I personally know and work in the same building of two current Luzerne County judges and can honestly say they are straight up and honorable.

And the guy they put in charge of court administration after the scandal also did a really good job of cleaning things up.