Lawsuit: DSS placed girl with man who raped her

COLUMBIA, S.C. A South Carolina couple are suing the state’s social services agency, claiming that case workers negligently placed their teenage daughter in the care of a male neighbor and that she was repeatedly raped over months.

The federal lawsuit filed earlier this month in Charleston accuses the Department of Social Services of negligence in placing the girl with a man who wasn’t a relative and had not been certified by the state as a foster parent.

The girl, named in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, was 13 years old when she was removed from her family’s Georgetown County home in June 2011 after an abuse allegation, according to the lawsuit. That allegation isn’t spelled out in the lawsuit, and Bill Luse, an attorney for the girl and her family, declined to comment on it.



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