Four former Ashley Youth Detention Centre residents sue Tasmanian government over alleged abuse

Another four former residents of Ashley Youth Detention Centre in Tasmania’s north are taking legal action against the Tasmanian government over allegations they were sexually and physically abused by guards while in the care of the facility.

Arnold Thomas & Becker abuse lawyer Joseph Ridley said the alleged historical abuse of the four young people happened when they were aged between 13 and 17 years.

“These four cases are further shocking examples of the alleged abuse at Ashley, of children who were vulnerable and in the care of the state,” he said.

“Our clients, and many other young people, have suffered as a result of decades of wilful blindness to child abuse at the centre.”

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