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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 03:45 AM

Amarillo-area Boys Ranch apologizes for decades of physical, sexual abuse of at-risk youths

Leaders of a Texas institution for at-risk kids have acknowledged and apologized for decades of physical and sexual abuse, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.

The abuse at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, northwest of Amarillo, endured through the early 1990s, made public Wednesday in a report published by The Guardian. The newspaper interviewed eight men who accused former Boys Ranch staff members of propagating systemic abuse that affected hundreds of children.

Later that afternoon, according to the Globe-News, officials issued a statement from Dan Adams, president and CEO of the nondenominational organization, saying its board of directors was aware of the claims.

"Thousands of people have found hope and healing at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, both past and present," Adams wrote. "Tragically, not everyone who participated in our programs through the years was helped by them. No words by me or anyone else will change that. For those who left Boys Ranch having experienced abuse of any form, I am truly sorry."

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2017/12/20/leaders-amarillo-area-boys-ranch-admit-apologize-decades-abuse

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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 05:25 AM

1. Yeah. "Sorry about that."

Anyone who was offended.

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