Juvenile detention center probed over abuse allegations

Juvenile detention center probed over abuse allegations

Horizon Juvenile CenterTomas E. Gaston

The feds are probing whether workers at a city-run juvenile detention center sexually abused teenage inmates, The Post has learned.

Manhattan federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into the Horizon Juvenile Center in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, which is operated by the Administration for Children’s Services, and have begun calling witnesses for interviews, sources said.

The federal probe focuses on allegations that ACS workers groomed Horizon juveniles to do their sexual bidding by promising them special treatment if they complied, such as the use of cellphones to make personal calls, sources told The Post. The workers allegedly would revoke the kids’ privileges if they resisted their twisted advances.

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