Lawsuit filed against Jeffersonville childcare center - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Lawsuit filed against Jeffersonville childcare center

Posted: Updated:
Childplace, located in the 2400 block of E. 10th Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been named in a lawsuit. Childplace, located in the 2400 block of E. 10th Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been named in a lawsuit.
Megan Ralston pleaded guilty to accusations that she had text with a 14-year-old boy she was in charge of caring for. Megan Ralston pleaded guilty to accusations that she had text with a 14-year-old boy she was in charge of caring for.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Southern Indiana facility for abused and neglected children is being sued after one of its worker pleaded guilty in a sex abuse case.

In May of 2013, 26-year-old former Childplace employee Megan Ralston pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old boy who was staying at the facility because of "behavioral problems and psychological illness."

According to court documents, Ralston admitted to police that she had sex with the teen in one of the housing cottages used by Childplace and also in a Childplace van several times.

The lawsuit states that, despite warnings to Childplace administrators, no action was taken to control Ralston or to protect the victim from abuse.

"A treatment center for vulnerable children must protect residents from sexual abuse by staff members," said Jeff Herman, the attorney for the victim in this case.

Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.