- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania facility that treats youths diagnosed with mental health conditions has been accused in a lawsuit of not stopping or reporting sexual assaults, and instead ridiculing a teen boy for reporting them.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Allegheny County states the boy was among a group of patients who reported assaults by fellow patients last year at the Glade Run Lutheran Services facility, about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh in Zelienople.

The suit states he suffered physical and psychological abuse.

Glade Run Foundation officials didn’t comment on the lawsuit.

State regulators in October determined the facility inadequately supervised the children, failed to report missing children and said staff members were sleeping during their shifts.

The facility is operating with a provisional license and a corrective plan.



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