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General News    H3'ed 9/27/18

Felon calls New York Group Home "A Predator's Dream"

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New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it 'a predator's dream.' 'The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did,' DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. 'I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all.' 'Tragically, this sexual predator case is a drop in the bucket in regards to the rampant sexual abuse occurring within New York State's mental health care system today,' said Michael Carey, whose autistic son was also abused and was killed by a state caregiver 10 years ago this month. Carey wants state leaders to require surveillance cameras in group homes.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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