6 charged in NH youth detention center sex abuse probe
April 7, 2021 8:48AM AKDT
By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general’s office said six men were arrested Wednesday in connection with sexual abuse allegations at a state-run youth detention center. The Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, has been the focus of a broad criminal investigation since July 2019. Two former counselors were charged with 82 counts of rape at that time, but the charges were dismissed last year in order to strengthen the wider investigation. Both were arrested again Wednesday and charged with rape. Three others also were charged with rape, while the sixth was charged with being an accomplice to sexual assault. The allegations span from 1994 to 2005.