State settles juvenile facility sex abuse lawsuit for $2.1M

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by 10 people who said they were sexually abused at a juvenile rehabilitation facility when they were teenagers. The Olympian reports one of the plaintiffs lives in Pierce County, which is where the lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in 2018. Some were at Green Hill School in the ’70s while some were there as recently as the early 2000s. The state on Sept. 1 agreed to settle their lawsuit for more than $2.1 million. The facility in Chehalis houses teenagers from across the state who are sentenced to juvenile rehabilitation treatment.