” In two separate cases, boys told investigators they contracted a venereal disease as a consequence of having sex with program staffers.
At least three times, girls were impregnated by their jailers or former jailers.
Since 2007, DJJ’s inspector general investigated at least 62 complaints against staff involving “sexual abuse.” The number of cases it substantiated: zero — despite there being several former workers currently in prison or on probation for sexual misconduct.
In those cases, investigators may have substantiated different, lesser allegations.
The teen said the officer removed his handcuffs, stood behind and forcefully asked: “Are you going to do it?
For the last few months of his short career in juvenile corrections, Ernest Parker prowled the halls of the Milton Girls Juvenile Residential Facility looking for easily wooed teens.
The medical technician, just months into his new job in the spring of 2012, transformed quiet hours on the night shift at the juvenile program in Northwest Florida into a hunt for illicit sex.
DJJ has its own tally and conducts its own investigations.
There is no doubt overlap between the two agencies’ numbers, but they also diverge.