Anthony says ‘nothing to hide’ at NOC

-staffers deny abuse of juveniles in ‘quiet room’

Youth Minister Dr Frank Anthony yesterday welcomed the investigation of alleged sexual and physical abuse of residents of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), while the institution’s staffers admitted to the existence of a “quiet room” but denied claims that children have been mistreated there.

Anthony, who said the ministry had “nothing to hide,” indicated that his ministry treats all reports of sexual misconduct seriously but maintained that no report of sexual misconduct allegedly committed by any staff was made to the ministry.

Four girls were removed from the NOC last Saturday following a court order obtained by the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA), which has …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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