Former foster child files suit against CPS, alleging repeated sexual abuse

Former foster child files suit against CPS, alleging repeated sexual abuse
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Hawaii’s Child Protective Services is being sued by a former foster child.

The lawsuit was filed by a woman who says she was repeatedly sexually abused while in state custody.

The suit claims the girl was 13 when she was placed in a Big Island home in July of 2013. A family friend would visit and was allowed to sleep over, even though the girl’s sister says she warned a social worker he had abused her.

The suit alleges the man repeatedly assaulted her, and so did her foster mom’s adult son.

No one was ever charged with abuse tied to the allegations.

The Department of Human Services says they can’t comment on pending lawsuits.

This story may be updated.

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