Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Allegations
2:15 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

W. Va. Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against School Officials in Mingo County

Patrick Morrisey, W. Va. Attorney General
Credit Janet Kunicki / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mingo County school officials claiming they brushed aside allegations that two male students sexually abused female classmates.
The lawsuit also claims school officials interfered with a state police investigation of the incidents.
The lawsuit says administrators at Burch Middle School retaliated against the girls for reporting the allegations.

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Child Abuse
11:13 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Romney Center Abuse Allegations Probe Continues


A West Virginia State Police spokesman says an investigation of child abuse allegations at a center in Romney might not be completed until the fall.
Lt. Michael Baylous tells The Cumberland Times-News of Maryland that state police investigators are still conducting interviews. He says some of those being interviewed are special needs children.

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The Legislature Today
7:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

House Takes on E-Cigarettes and Sexual Abuse, Senate Moves Bills From Interims, & Child Poverty

The House of Delegates passes a bill to make the sale e-cigarettes illegal to minors and addresses the issue of sexual abuse of minors. The
Senate deals with two issues--state purchasing and pseudoephedrine--that have been in mind since interims. Representatives of the Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty discuss their legislative priorities with Beth Vorhees.

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