Former state adviser named in NH youth center abuse lawsuits


              FILE — The Sununu Youth Services Center, in Manchester, N.H., stands among trees, Jan. 28, 2020. David Meehan's allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the youth detention center have led to 11 arrests and more than 700 lawsuits. Six years after he first went to police, he said in January 2023 that he is not happy with the pace of proceedings on either the criminal or civil side. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
            
              FILE - David Meehan, center, the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit accusing the State of New Hampshire of covering up decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at its youth detention center, poses with two other victims who did not want to be identified, at his lawyer's office on Feb. 18, 2021, in Portsmouth, N.H. Meehan's allegations of physical and sexual abuse at New Hampshire's youth detention center have led to 11 arrests and more than 700 lawsuits. Six years after he first went to police, he said in January 2023 that he is not happy with the pace of proceedings on either the criminal or civil side. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
            
              A woman, who alleges abuse as a minor by the ex-operations chief at New Hampshire's youth detention center, clutches her fingers together while interviewed at her lawyer's office Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Manchester, N.H. Twenty men and women say they were physically or sexually assaulted as children at New Hampshire's youth detention center by a man who went on to become the facility's chief of operations and later served on a committee advising the state on juvenile justice issues. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Two women, who allege abuse as minors by the ex-operations chief at New Hampshire's youth detention center, stand in their lawyer's office Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Manchester, N.H. Twenty men and women say they were physically or sexually assaulted as children at New Hampshire's youth detention center by a man who went on to become the facility's chief of operations and later served on a committee advising the state on juvenile justice issues. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Former state adviser named in NH youth center abuse lawsuits