May 21, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
An 11-year-old girl became pregnant and contracted a sexually transmitted disease after she was raped in a sauna by her summer camp counselor at a YMCA in upstate New York.
The girl’s family has launched a lawsuit against the YMCA stating, the organization’s officials fired the 17-year-old counselor when they found out about the rape however failed, to alert police.
The girl, who is now 12, said she was raped in the sauna of the William-Emslie YMCA in Buffalo, New York, last July, and gave birth to a son earlier this year.
The civil lawsuit in the state Supreme Court alleges, the YMCA was negligent, especially since the assault was also witnessed by another co-worker, who worked as a lifeguard. The lifeguard reported it to the YMCA’s management but management failed to report the incident to police.