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2 ex-reform school counselors charged with assaulting teen

September 7, 2018

GLEN MILLS, Pa. (AP) — Two former counselors at a suburban Philadelphia reform school have been charged with assaulting a 17-year-old student.

Police say 34-year-old Patrick Jameson Raquet and 31-year-old Christopher Medina assaulted the teen on July 19.

The boy reported being choked and body-slammed during the assault at Glen Mills Schools for Boys, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of the city.

Philadelphia has stopped sending children who’ve committed crimes to Glen Mills since the assault accusations emerged last month.

Glen Mills is the oldest reform school in the country and houses 383 boys ordered there by courts.

Charges were filed Thursday against Medina, of Toughkenamon, and Raquet, of West Chester.

The school’s executive director says the school promptly reported the alleged assault to police.

Randy Ireson says the safety of students is their first priority.

No attorney information is available.

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