Hidden in Plain Sight

Number 23426
Subject Sexual Abuse
Source Texas Observer (Austin, Texas)
State TX
Year 2007
Publication Date 2/23/2007
Summary This investigation uncovered a confidential report of a state police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of juveniles by administrators at a state-run youth lockup in West Texas. The agency managed to keep the scandal buried for almost two years. Since the scandal took place, people involved have gone unpunished and are even still working with children.
Category Contest Finalist
Pages 11
Keywords abuse; sexual offender; state government; confidential sources; FOIA; correctional facility; sexual abuse; Texas government
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