No Tattle Tales on Sexual Assault, Mom Says

Article from: Courthouse News Service

Article date: March 31, 2011

A mother claims her 7-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by eight boys at Outreach Community Ministries' program, whose employees warned the students "not to be 'tattle tales,' or they would not be permitted any play time." Jane Doe says the summer camp's employees took no steps to protect her daughter even after she asked one staff member, "Do you want me to die?" In this case, the mother says, "Jill Doe was asked to apologize to the staff member for her outburst." Doe says her daughter was sexually abused at Outreach Community Ministries' facility. The girl, who is now 10, attended the summer camp and after-school program from June through September 2008. At the time, the program had 12 boys and only two girls, the mother says.

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