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Ohio authorities remove girls from Parmadale as problems grow deeper
State concludes "resolution of the issues ... was not imminent"
Story by M.L. SCHULTZE AND KELSEY LEYVA


 
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The Ohio Department of Youth Services has removed four girls from the Parmadale treatment center as an investigation continues into allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse at the nearly 90-year-old treatment center.

The girls were removed this week. Youth Services already had decided not to send any new cases to the center in Parma after the Ohio Department of Mental Health put the agency on probation in September.

That followed an investigation into allegations that one staffer gave a resident at the agency money she used for a hotel, where she had sex with another employee.

Kim Parsell of Youth Services says the state did not want to remove the four girls if it didn’t have to.

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“Efforts were made to maintain the continuity of treatment for the female youth, but when it became clear that the resolution of the issues at Parmadale was not imminent, DYS and Mental Health and Addiction Services jointly agreed to move these females back to Delaware.”

Parmadale is run by Catholic Charities, which responded in a written statement that it had reported and fired the two employees and that it takes the concerns “very seriously.” It says the agency continues to cooperate and “we remain focused on providing a modern, safe and secure residential and behavioral health treatment environment for adolescents.” 

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