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Third claim cites sexual abuse at state juvenile detention center in Nampa

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Another person has filed a legal claim against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction contending that he was sexually abused by two staffers while incarcerated at a Nampa detention center. The tort claim, filed Friday, marks the third such claim brought in the past 12 months by a youth formerly held at the Juvenile Correction Center in Nampa. In the legal document, the youth is called only John Doe III. His attorney, Bruce Skaug, wrote in the claim that the boy was 16 when he was sexually abused in 2009 by two staffers — a woman who worked as a nurse at the detention center and another who worked as a medical assistant intern. Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction spokesman Jeff Ray says he can't comment on pending litigation.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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