Man Arrested on Obstruction Charge in Never Give Up Youth Healing Center Abuse Investigation
An arrest has been made in connection with an investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Never Give Up Youth Healing Center in Amargosa Valley, Nevada. Never Give Up is a “psychiatric residential treatment facility” according to the center’s website.
According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was served on December 2 at the facility, located at 3020 South Nevada Highway 373. The sheriff’s office says that several reports of alleged physical abuse and sexual abuse at the facility were reported to them.
Staff members at Never Give Up have also been accused of failing to report the allegations within the 24-hour mandatory reporting requirement window.
21-year-old Raymond Lomeli has been charged with obstructing a police officer. At this time, it is not clear what relationship Lomeli had with Never Give Up.
The sheriff’s office has publicly announced that more arrests may be forthcoming in this investigation.
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Legal Recourse For Victims of Sex Abuse in Psychiatric Treatment Centers
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor and one of the founders of AbuseGuardian.com – a national alliance of sex abuse victims lawyers. Brian has a few thoughts to add concerning the legal options available to psychiatric treatment facility abuse victims and their families:
Organizations and facilities that work with vulnerable clients must have adequate measures for keeping those clients safe from preventable dangers. This legal duty to protect clients also includes protections against preventable sexual assaults. When a client is sexually assaulted at a youth psychiatric facility, it’s important to ask if the assault was preventable and how it may have been prevented.
For example, a facility could be considered negligent for failing to report previous allegations of sexual abuse law enforcement in a timely manner. In cases that involve negligence, the victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit against the facility.
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