Lawsuit Claims Abuse At Young Offenders’ School

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 15:17



A statement of claim has been filed on behalf of a group of mostly-Aborginal people who say they were abused at a federally-run institution for young offenders in Regina.


The alleged physical and sexual assaults occurred in the early 1980s at what used to be called the Saskatchewan Boys School.


It’s now the Paul Dojack Youth Centre.


Lawyer Tony Merchant is representing the the plaintiffs, and says there are a lot of similarities between this case and the abuse that took place at native residential schools.


According to Merchant, 34 former students have already been in contact with his firm. He estimates there are another 50 or 60 victims still out there.


Merchant also says the RCMP is currently investigating the case, but no charges have been laid.