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Teen alleges he was sexually assaulted by other residents at Glade Run Lutheran Services treatment center

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By Marian Johns | Jan 21, 2020


PITTSBURGH – A 14-year-old Butler teen who was a resident at Glade Run Lutheran Services' treatment center for children alleges he was repeatedly sexually assaulted at the center. 

John Doe D.J., by and through his parents and/or guardians, filed a complaint in January in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Glade Run Lutheran Services, Glade Run Lutheran Services Corp., Charles Lockwood and Glade Run Foundation, alleging negligence. 

The suit states Doe, who was 9 years old at the time, was placed in Glade Run's residential treatment center for children in August of 2014 for his ADHD, ODD, developmental issues and other disorders. The plaintiff alleges that in 2015, he was subject to repeated sexual assault, unwanted exposure and anal rape by other residents. He alleges the Glade Run staff failed to supervise or assist him when he pleading for help. 

The plaintiff alleges Glade Run Corp. did not monitor children in its care and failed to be aware of the actions of the residents in its care.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory and general damages, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Michael Pisanchyn Jr. and Nicholas Indovina of The Pisanchyn Law Firm in Pittsburgh. 

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