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Nonprofit’s employee barred from access to youths

October 3, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas welfare officials have barred a group home operator’s employee who is accused of sexual misconduct from working in locations where children are present.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas Department for Children and Families spokeswoman Taylor Forrest says the agency was disappointed that The Villages declined a recommendation to fire the worker. Welfare officials announced the new employment conditions for him last month.

The worker was the human resources manager, but it’s unclear if that is still his role with the Topeka-based organization.

In 1989, the Boy Scouts of America and Seaman High School cut ties with the employee after an accusation that he made sexual advances toward an exchange student.

The Villages’ executive director, Sylvia Crawford, says the organization is in full compliance with all applicable personnel regulations.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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