- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A substance abuse clinic is terminating its contract with the state to provide substance abuse treatment after facing a civil lawsuit involving sexual abuse of a minor.

The News Journal (https://delonline.us/1NVXoy7 ) reports Crossroads of Delaware president Alberta Crowley alerted state officials Wednesday of the company’s intent to end its contract. Crowley says Crossroads will still provide substance abuse services, but the treatment will not be funded by the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.

The clinic is facing a civil lawsuit after authorities say Crossroads counselor Rebecca Adams sexually abused a 16-year-old patient. The lawsuit says the clinic knew or should have known there were “causes for concern” about Adams’ relationship with the patient.

Crowley defended the company and says she would never condone abusive behavior.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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