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COMING FRIDAY: Don’t cover up Alpha sex horrors, attorney writes

Published:Thursday | April 17, 2014 | 10:02 PM

Prominent attorney, Jacqueline Samuels Brown, has weighed in on the controversy over the impending closure of the Alpha Boys home, saying there should be no attempt to cover up the problem of sexual exploitation in the residential facility.

I myself am familiar with a case in which brothers, former residents of Alpha, now grown men, will speak privately of employees (including persons holding high positions in the Church) who would ritualistically enter the dorm in the nights and select the boy(s) of their choice who would be forced into inappropriate relationships. These former residents of Alpha remain pained and traumatised by those experiences, but they cannot talk about them publicly, she writes.

Read Brown’s letter to the editor on Friday at

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