Lawsuit Claims Two Decades Of Abuse In Youth Centers

A new lawsuit claims juvenile detainees were sexually abused at youth centers across Illinois for more than two decades.

Nearly 100 people have joined a suit filed in the Illinois Court of Claims that accuses the state allowing sexual abuse to thrive at juvenile facilities. The alleged abuse took place between 1996 and 2017. Some of the plaintiffs independently accused the same staffers of being abusers.