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Negligence by nonprofits led to sexual abuse of foster kids, lawsuit says

Date Shared: October 21st, 2023
Date Released: October 20th, 2023
Embrace Families and The Children’s Home Society of Florida failed to oversee a Seminole County foster parent who sexually abused children in his care, according to a suit filed earlier this year. Justin Dwayne Johnson Sr., pleaded guilty last year to federal charges of producing and possessing sexually explicit images of children. Investigators discovered evidence on his phone and other devices that he filmed and inappropriately touched several young children in his care, including a baby who was just a few days old, starting in early 2017. In addition to taking videos of the girls in their bedroom...

Former volunteer at York church pleads guilty to improper touching of child

Date Shared: September 15th, 2023
Date Released: September 7th, 2023
- A former volunteer at a York, S.C., church has been sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to improperly touching a child while at church in 2021, according to court records and prosecutors. - Ira James Summerlin, 77, of York, pleaded guilty in York County criminal court Wednesday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, said prosecutor Misti Shelton, 16th Circuit assistant deputy solicitor. The crime happened in late January 2021 at Central Baptist Church where Summerlin was a volunteer in a childrens program, Shelton said. The church banned Summerlin from church property after...

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