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Underaged Victims That Suffered From Sexual Abuse at Maclaren Hall Children’s Center Are Finally Able To Seek Justice And Compensation

Underaged Victims That Suffered From Sexual Abuse at Maclaren Hall Children’s Center Are Finally Able To Seek Justice And Compensation

The families of children subjected to unreported sexual abuse at Los Angeles’ MacLaren Children’s Center are encouraged to request a free, private case evaluation from a Shield Justice Team attorney.

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Changes in California Law Go Into Affect At The End of 2022. To Currently Qualify for Possible Compensation You Must Be Born AFTER to May 1, 1983

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Why Sexual Abuse in California Public and Private Schools Like MacLaren Hall Goes Largely Unreported

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California school administrators, teachers, and staff are lawfully required to alert authorities to suspicions about sexual abuse of underage students.

But in school districts across Southern California, some educators are ignoring that duty, choosing to keep things quiet rather than “ruin lives” of co-workers and suffer the mark of bad publicity.

And because of that decision, underaged victims of sexual abuse are settling lawsuits with school districts that has costed taxpayers more than $313 million in the past seven years.

Here are just a few of the statistics connecting sexual misconduct to California public and private schools.

  • 1 in 10 students will experience sexual misconduct from a school official by the time they graduate from high school. 
  • Locations of sexual abuse against students include at school or during school events (53%), outside of school (53%), and online (19%).
  • The perpetrators are typically male (67%), white (78%), with an average age of 36 years old.
  • Positions that are typically perpetrators of sexual abuse include general education teachers (68%), coaches (21%), and music/art teachers (9%).

The Southern California News Group studied nearly 1,900 pages of documents and more than 100 hours of recorded police interviews to reveal a more than decade-long pattern of covered sex abuse allegations.

Recent Notable Sexual Abuse Case Details Against MacLaren Children’s Center

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MacLaren Hall was an institution for children in Los Angeles, California, that housed over 4,000 juvenile children and non-delinquent minors.

In 2003, it closed in disgrace because many reports by former residents of over-medication, beatings, restraints, confinement to a small punishment room, rape, and other forms of sexual assault made Mac Hall a supposedly dangerous and traumatizing place.

Two women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in a lawsuit filed against Los Angeles county, are now 54 and 61 years old, respectively–they allege that while housed at MacLaren they were subjected to forced vaginal intercourse, oral sex, digital penetration, groping and other sexual abuses.

In its lawsuit to close down MacLaren, ACLU accused Los Angeles County and the State of California of several broad failures at MacLaren Hall, including:

  • Children in need of mental health treatment received no appropriate treatment or only treatment once per week
  • Over reliance on MacLaren Hall as a semi-permanent rather than temporary housing unit
  • Merely documenting the mental health needs of children rather than focusing on providing care
  • Favoring money-saving decisions over those in the best interests of children
  • Lack of professional training for MacLaren Hall’s staff and other social workers

Administrators should be held accountable for the abuses that went on for so many years–choosing to protect abusers rather than kids.

We believe that childhood victims of sexual abuse and the families that suffered as well should be able to address Maclaren Hall Children’s Center and get compensation.

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