Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-06-11 19:33:13 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – The new proceedings allege oral, physical and sexual abuse by teenagers watching young children in a city-run summer camp. Victims’ families are now demanding more surveillance by the city to protect the children moving forward. “These kids and parents experienced their parents’ worst nightmares when you sent them to summer camps,” said lawyer Laura Schauer Ives.
A 15-year-old summer camp counselor has been accused of repeatedly sexually abusing at least three girls aged 7, 10, and 11. “He asked them to flash him, he kissed them with his lips, he touched their genitals,” Ives explained.
A lawsuit just filed by a girl’s family against the city of Albuquerque is painting a traumatic summer picture in 2019 at the Westgate Community Center. Allegedly, teenage summer workers will blaspheme young campers. And the unnamed 15-year-old kid listed as John Doe punched some of the kids as part of a so-called “punching game”. “The children were repeatedly beaten and bruised all over,” Ives said.
John Doe has also been accused of spinning bottles and playing with two girls and taking children aged 10 and 11 to the office and caressing them. Hiring teens in these municipal camps is a risk, Ives said. This is because the juvenile’s criminal history is sealed and may not have previous employment or references, making background checks difficult. ” [campers] We should teach you what improper conduct is and how to report it, “says Ives.
A city spokesperson provided News 13 with the following e-mail statement: All city officials who interact with young people on a regular basis are subject to background checks and trained by the authorities on how to detect signs of abuse and the correct way to report suspicious activity. The city has considered certain nasty allegations and the person in question is no longer employed by the city. “
Ives believes that more monitoring of teenage city workers is important for the safe advancement of children. “I think it should be safe to have an adult in the city who properly supervises the camp counselor,” Ives said. “The city of Albuquerque has to take responsibility for children to supervise them.”
The family of three Jane says they reported their allegations to the Albuquerque police at the end of 2019. Police say they are still investigating the case. One of the camp’s two adult supervisors has also been nominated in the proceedings. The family claimed he knew about the punching game, but did not report it to the police.
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