Man Files $5M Claim Against Southeast Nebraska County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former juvenile resident of a southeast Nebraska treatment center has filed a $5 million claim against Gage County because he says officials failed to supervise the center well enough to prevent his sexual assault.

The county board referred the claim to its insurance carrier on Wednesday.

Lincoln attorney Douglas Kerns says the man was sexually assaulted when he was a resident of the Firth Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in 2003 or 2004.

The man says he had his appendix removed while he was a resident of the center, and while he was recovering from that surgery three other boys assaulted him in a bathroom.

If the claim is denied or no action is taken within six months, the man will be allowed to file a lawsuit.


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