Dozens claim abuse in lawsuit filed against NH over youth detention facility
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Dozens of people are part of a class-action lawsuit against the state of New Hampshire alleging physical, sexual and emotional abuse over decades by staff against minors being held at a state-run juvenile detention facility in Manchester.
The lawsuit, filed Saturday in Merrimack County Superior Court, represents men and women who were at the Youth Development Center (YDC), now known as the Sununu Youth Services Center. The YDC is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.
According to the lawsuit, staff and administrators at YDC were aware of the abuse and attempted to keep it from becoming public.