BG Files Two New Lawsuits Against the State of Illinois on Behalf of Survivors of Sexual Assault & Abuse

Bailey Glasser has filed two new complaints on behalf of 95 men and 13 women survivors of sexual abuse against the State of Illinois, alleging that the Illinois Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice failed to protect them from sexual abuse perpetrated by adult employees at Illinois Youth Centers. As alleged in the two new complaints filed today, between 1996 and 2017, hundreds of youths were victimized in Illinois Youth Centers, most between the ages of 10 and 17.

Bailey Glasser is on the forefront of lawsuits seeking justice on behalf of childhood sexual abuse survivors and has brought hundreds of similar lawsuits in the State of Maryland on behalf of survivors of abuse in its juvenile hall detention facilities.

Partner D. Todd Mathews, lead counsel on the Bailey Glasser litigation team, stated: “the systemic abuse suffered by our clients while vulnerable minors in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice is horrific. We now have three lawsuits representing more than 200 survivors who were intentionally targeted and abused while in state custody, which has impacted every aspect of their lives. We are impressed by our clients’ strength and tenacity in coming forward, and we’re ready to fight for these survivors in court.”

The Bailey Glasser team in this case includes D. Todd Mathews; founding partner Brian A. Glasser; partner and Mass Tort Practice Group Leader David Selby; and lawyer Samira Bode.

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