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Majority of sexual abuses charges linked to women employees at juvenile facilities

An investigation by Laura Burke of the Texas Observer revealed that female employees account for most of the perpetrators of sexual abuse in Texas' juvenile facilities.  Relatively few investigations and convictions have been made, and some attribute this to the perception that sexual abuse perpetrated by women is  considered relatively harmless, and often consensual.  As a result, juvenile inmates are left vulnerable to continuing abuse.

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