Staff members at juvenile jail raped inmates, now face charges: officails

seven arrested in child sex assault case at youth development center nh
Source: New Hampshire Department of Justice

Apr. 9 2021, Updated 2:41 p.m. ET

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Several staff members at a juvenile jail raped inmates and now face child sexual assault charges, according to New Hampshire officials.

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New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General and State Police announced that seven people were arrested on April 7 from incidents that took place between 1994 and 2005.

According to the press release from the New Hampshire Department of Justice, the following people were arrested:

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Bradley Asbury, 66, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault (accomplice). This allegation is by one former resident between 1997 and 1998.

Jeffrey Buskey, 54, was charged with five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. These allegations are by four former residents between 1996 and 1999.

Frank Davis, 79, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and five counts of sexual assault. These allegations are by two former residents between 1996 and 1997.

Stephen Murphy, 52, was charged with five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. These allegations are by three former residents between 1997 and 1999.

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Lucien Poulette, 65, was charged with 11 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, 12 counts of felonious sexual assault and 10 counts of sexual assault. These allegations are by seven former residents between 1994 and 2005.

James Woodlock, 56, was charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. These allegations are by two former residents between 1997 and 1999.

Gordon Thomas Searles, 65, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault. These allegations are by one former resident between 1995 and 1998. 

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The first six men listed were arrested on Wednesday morning and the last suspect was arrested late Wednesday in Florida, according to investigators.

Authorities said that these arrests do not represent the end of the investigation, but are merely a step forward in this comprehensive and multi-faceted investigation.

A civil lawsuit was previously filed that alleged abuse that the New Hampshire facility, according to the Associated Press.

The suit stated that roughly 150 staff members physically or sexually assaulted more than 200 at the facility. 

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