SANTA ROSA (CBS/AP) — A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility.
The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The civil rights suit seeks an end to policies and practices it contends are unconstitutional, as well as punitive and compensatory damages.READ MORE: South Bay Congressman Welcomes Afghan Refugees Arriving in Fremont
The allegations include children being strip-searched, locked in their rooms and having possessions taken away.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles
County Counsel Bruce Goldstein has denied the allegations and says similar accusations have been disproved in the past. He says it may be true that children have been injured over the past five years, but it was unlikely due to restraints or attacks.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
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