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Abuse claims investigated at Raleigh group home

Posted June 20, 2011

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— Raleigh police are investigating abuse allegations at a group home for children on Red Quartz Drive, according to a search warrant returned Monday.

A caretaker at the home, at 1929 Red Quartz Drive, told WRAL News that the claims were false and were initiated by a troubled juvenile who was living there. 

No one has been arrested or charged in connection with the investigation.

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  • jlsmith4758 Jun 21, 2011

    It makes me laugh how everyone is saying "this needs to be investigated!!". The title of this story is "Abuse claims investigated..." and the first 4 words of the story are "Raleigh police are investigating". I love how everyone thinks they have to tell everybody else how to do their job... even after they're doing it.

  • VoiceMatters Jun 21, 2011

    Someone such as Geraldo should investigate this. He did such a great job in 1972 at Willowbrook...among uncovering unfavorable conditions at other similiar institutions.

  • mochabrown Jun 21, 2011

    Still wouldn't hurt to check it out thoroughly....I know my brother was in a group home and these folks were crooks. Thankfully though, they were "closed" down.

  • Praisegod Jun 21, 2011

    I know from experience some trouble/mental children/adults in group homes can make a false claim but not all the time. It needs to be investigated before something horrible happens. We don't know the full story, just what we see in type. But that doesn't mean nothing did or did not happen. I have seen abuse not just physical/emotional but taking of money from the people in the group home and the State after being notifed did nothing. They said, "Can't prove anything, your word againist their word". So again the disable person suffers so a group home can get their money and are afraid to say anything else due to threats of either being put out on the streets or worse. Time NC starts checking into these group homes... NOW before it's too late...

  • tar97heel Jun 21, 2011

    What's just soo wonderful is that if it is a false claim (and they happen all the time!), the facility will always have suspicion placed on them, and will be tarnished. No recourse for "reverse victimization." So sad

  • Fiddlemom Jun 20, 2011

    Why there is certainly the possibility of wrongdoing here on the part of the caretakers, a thorough investigation needs to be completed. I have worked with adults who are mentally unstable and they will often tell some mighty tall tales and get innocent employees in trouble.

  • mshood7 Jun 20, 2011

    INVESTIGATE NOW!! A THROUGH REPORT SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. SOMETHING IS NOT BEING TOLD ABOUT THIS INCIDENT. INVESTIGATE NOW!!

  • mshood7 Jun 20, 2011

    This should be followed up with those group home leaders and find out if they are even qualified to work with this group. Those with various limitions have the right to be heard! Some of these gov't workers draw a pay check and have been found to not be responsible for carrying out the orders and guidlines of the state. Something very wrong here. INVESTIGATE AND FIND OUT WHAT IS NECESSARY TO RUN A WORKING AND HOMELIKE ATMOSPHERE CONDUSIVE TO THE BETTERMENT OF THOSE WHO ARE OCCUPYING THIS RESIDENTIAL GROUP HOME! NOW!!

  • mshood7 Jun 20, 2011

    Investigate NOW! Just because these disabled children are wards of the State, the group homes have to be accredited. The supervisor and group home leader/s should be held accountable. I don't like the sound of this. Contacting Raleigh, for a through investigation to be sure rules and regulations are being handled properly for the betterment of all howeve many at this residential home.

  • twc Jun 20, 2011

    Where there's smoke there's sometimes fire!