Friday, December 6, 2019
A young woman is suing West Virginia health officials after she said they failed to protect her from her father’s sexual abuse.
The AP reports 21-year-old “Jane Doe” said her father raped and impregnated her when she was 11 years old, and her stepmother took her to have an abortion to cover up the abuse.
Doe, whose real name is not used for privacy reasons, said the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources failed to protect her when it removed her from foster care and placed her in her biological father’s home, according to the report.
Her lawsuit, filed Monday, points to evidence that the agency knew her father had a history of abuse when it placed her in his home in 2010 and, later, did nothing after receiving reports about him sexually abusing her.
Good lord. Sounds like the WVDHHR is about as corrupt as one would expect it to be. I'd just say, yup, the 21-year old "Jane Doe" wins. But, failing that, due process is good.