Ruston’s Louisiana Center for the Blind Assault Allegations Alleged

From NOLA.com/Gambit

Louisiana Center for the Blind Acknowledges systemic failures in handling assault allegations

By Kaylee Poche

The extent of the allegations is unclear at this time, but women have made accusations — ranging from rape, abuse and harassment — against at least three men affiliated with the Louisiana center. Others have made accusations of incidents happening at another NFB training center, the Colorado Center for the Blind.

Accusations involving the Louisiana center first gained significant attention in December, when one woman detailed her alleged sexual abuse at the Ruston training center in a public Facebook post. After that, many more women came forward publicly with stories of their own, tagging the posts with #MarchingTogether. Though many described abuse occurring in the last five years, NFB, the largest blind persons advocacy group in the country, acknowledges the problem is not new.

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6 Responses to “Ruston’s Louisiana Center for the Blind Assault Allegations Alleged”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    But but …. aren’t we moving Ruston forward and all those dreams of a great place to retire? Bet this makes national negative news quickly.

    • Anonymous Says:

      But but…we have the prospect of a new archery course to help move Ruston forward. And slaves…I mean volunteers…to help run it. That should help fix the problem of a ruined reputation. Amiright?!

  2. Rick Godley Says:

    Obvious pun, we can’t turn a blind eye on this. People need help now that this has come to light. Thank you Walter. Anything I can do to help, please let me know.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    If they know this problem is not new, I would like to know what they’ve attempted to do about it. How are they being proactive about protecting against this? Anybody who takes advantage of the vulnerable like that needs to be brought to justice.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Any cases reported to police? If so, was any action taken?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    U can bet that Ruston leader didn’t break this story

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