Sex Abuse Trial
The Gazette reports that a Billings residential treatment center for troubled youth failed to keep a 10-year-old boy safe from sexual abuse by other residents, even after facility staff assured his mother it wouldn’t happen. A civil negligence trial got underway Thursday in the 13th Judicial District Court in the case against the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. The allegations include details of another 10-year-old boy exposing himself to the alleged victim, while yet another boy cornered the alleged victim and sexually assaulted him. The ranch denies it was negligent and says it handled the complaints according to policy. Read more at; billingsgazette.com.