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Victims of sexual abuse at Camp Joseph Scott in Santa Clarita, California, may seek justice and compensation

Victims of sexual abuse at Camp Joseph Scott in Santa Clarita, California, may seek justice and compensation

To qualify, victims must have:

  • Attended Camp Joseph Scott at 17 or younger
  • Experienced sexual assault and abuse while attending Camp Joseph Scott
  • Not already filed a claim for abuse
  • Not already be represented by an attorney

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Details of alleged sexual abuse at Santa Clarita, California’s Camp Joseph Scott

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According to an L.A. Times report, 20 women allege that they were sexually abused at Camp Joseph Scott, a Los Angeles County all-girls juvenile detention facility in Santa Clarita.

The alleged sexual abuse occurred over the course of a dozen years and was described as “widespread” by The Hill news website.

As a result, those twenty women filed court papers today alleging at least 10 Los Angeles County probation officers and staff members subjected them to sexual abuse, harassment, and rape throughout their confinement as minors at Camp Joseph Scott.

The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges the abuses took place from 1996 through 2001 at the detention facility for juveniles convicted of criminal offenses and operated by the county Probation Department.

The camp closed in 2020–but at the time of the alleged abuse, Camp Scott housed females aged 12 to 18.

Sexual harassment, assault, and rape of vulnerable child inmates by deputy probation officers, acting as guards, was rampant and was ignored by supervisors, according to the plaintiffs.

According to the plaintiffs' court papers, the alleged abuses ``were committed for no other reason than to satisfy the (alleged) perpetrators' own prurient sexual desires at the expense, suffering, and demise of vulnerable and defenseless juveniles.''

Victims and their families are encouraged to request a free, private case evaluation from a qualified attorney as soon as possible, as victims only have until the end of 2022 to file a valid claim!

Specific instances of sexual abuse allegations in California juvenile detention camps and centers

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Los Angeles County alone is one of the nation’s largest juvenile justice systems, with probation officers responsible for protecting 3,000 youths in 21 halls and camps.

The department, operating with a yearly budget of approximately $700 million, has been the subject of various federal investigations in recent years for failing to prevent, report, and document child abuse.

The Los Angeles Times identified the following cases through court documents, law enforcement records, and department sources.

Specific instances of sexual and physical abuse allegations in California group homes and children's centers include:

  • A probation officer was captured on tape beating a youth in a juvenile hall recreation room – the officer was later convicted of battery and sentenced to 24 months probation.

The disciplined officer’s attorney said “extenuating circumstances” led to the beating, noting that his client was not properly trained to supervise violent youths.” 

  • A probation officer was found to have had sexual intercourse with three youths in the laundry, supply, and interview rooms of the detention hall where she worked – she later pled guilty to five counts of felony sexual abuse and was sentenced to four years in prison.

According to the officer, “I had a consensual relationship with a young man who was 17 and I stupidly thought I was in love with…everything else I did was completely inappropriate, unethical and extremely unprofessional.” 

  • A probation officer instructed five teenagers under her care to beat another teenager – she mistakenly believed a youth inmate had stolen her cellphone and was later sentenced to a year in jail.

The injured child was not allowed to see a doctor until the next day when another probation officer noticed his injuries–the officer later found her cellphone in the parking lot. 

The team at Consumer Justice Action believes that every victim of sexual abuse at Camp Joseph Scott in Santa Clarita, California, should receive justice and compensation in a court of law – remember that victims only have until the end of 2022 to file a valid claim!

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