Jury deliberating foster child sex case in NW Pa.



Jury deliberating foster child sex case in NW Pa.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal court jury in Erie was set to deliberate a lawsuit by a man, now 20, who blames county caseworkers for placing a violent foster child in his home, who sexually assaulted him when he was just 9 years old.

The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/LdzVVh) reports Kenny Bryan is suing two former Erie County Office of Children and Youth caseworkers who placed the 14-year-old in the home with Bryan and his adoptive parents in 2001.

Bryan contends the caseworkers didn't share the foster teen's history of sexually assaultive behavior, and are therefore responsible for his being molested and his subsequent mental health issues.

The caseworkers' lawyer has argued that the caseworkers did their duty by finding the least restrictive environment for the foster boy, and aren't responsible for what happened to Bryan.