Judge in Pa. empties juvenile justice center following allegations of rampant abuse

PHILADELPHIA — “Do you really think a judge is going to believe a bunch of juvenile delinquents over a corrections officer?” That’s what one staff member allegedly told youth at the Delaware County Juvenile Justice Center, which was being abruptly emptied over the weekend after the county’s public defender sent a letter warning the county of what it said were credible and horrific claims of physical, psychological and sexual abuse. The most startling of those claims include ignoring an active suicide attempt, forcing a child to drink from a toilet and slamming a teen’s head into a window so ha…

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