The Buck Never Stops With Beshear

Andy Beshear refuses to hold his appointees accountable for allegations of sexual abuse, cover-ups, and scandals

Frankfort, Ky. (August 18, 2023) – The Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) released the following statement about Andy Beshear’s refusal to hold his appointees accountable for allegations of sexual abuse, cover-ups, and scandals at the Department of Juvenile Justice:

“Andy Beshear refuses to hold his team accountable for allegations of sexual assault and cover-ups at juvenile detention facilities,” RPK spokesman Sean Southard said. “The hallmark of Andy Beshear’s term in office is never taking responsibility for his team or his own actions. The buck never stops with Beshear.”

The Herald-Leader is reporting:

“Despite promises of reform at the troubled Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, it has seen serious trouble this year at its all-girls detention center in Northern Kentucky, including excessive use of force by staff, failure to monitor suicidal youths and the recent alcohol-related firing of its superintendent, according to a Herald-Leader review of state records.

“Also, the Kentucky State Police is investigating ‘potential criminal activity’ involving a male correctional officer and one or more girls housed at the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center that was captured on security video May 23 and May 30, according to Morgan Hall, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.”

This news comes after WAVE 3 News reported a DJJ employee is under investigation for alleged sexual acts with teen detainees.


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