Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    ‘It’s a prison for boys.’ Former students aim to SHUT DOWN Missouri boarding school where longtime doctor faces child sex charges and parents were told not to believe their sons because they would lie about abuse

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    A whistleblower who got her own parents arrested and charged with more than 100 counts of abuse at a girls’ school has now set out on a ‘mission’ to close down an associated facility, Your Content has learned.

    Campaigners who successfully got a girls’ school in Missouri closed now want its affiliated boys’ school shuttered too.

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    The Agapé Boarding School in Stockton, Missouri, has long been accused of abusing the boys in its care.

    Longtime school doctor David Smock, 58, is now charged with 15 sex crimes including attempting to sodomize a 13-year-old in the shower.

    Amanda Householder, whose parents worked at Agapé, is leading attempts to close down the school which is located on a 200-acre ranch.

    ‘The fact that the Agapé Boarding School is still open is beyond infuriating,’ Householder, 31.

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    Agapé says on its website: ‘We only work with boys who are struggling so we strictly maintain discipline and security’,‘according to NewsFeed.

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