Kevin Scott Thorpe, employee of Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma, facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest is now charged with sexually abusing a second victim. The initial charges were brought forth based on a victim of Thorpe who alleged the sexual abuse while Thorpe was employed as a counselor at the Catholic home for at-risk boys in Sonoma Valley.
“Institutions, such as Hanna Boys Center, have an obligation to protect kids from inappropriate behavior by staff, states attorney Robert Allard, and to maintain policies and procedures to protect its minor residents from such unlawful sexual activity and predatory behaviors.”
The now 23-year-old male victim came forward to report the sexual abuse that allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2011. The victim would have been 13 to 18 year old. Prosecutors say the second victim was allegedly abused over two years, from Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2008.
Kevin Scott Thorpe reportedly used his position of authority to place the victim in fear that he would be removed from the Hanna Boys Center if he reported anything. Based on the victim's testimony, detectives believe there may be additional victims, either at Hanna Boys Center or in the community where Thorpe volunteers in a youth ministry program for teenagers.
Hanna Boys Center is a school for the rehabilitation of young men who have suffered adversity and trauma in childhood. The arrest is the latest allegation of failed oversight at the center. Last fall, a 22-year-old female counselor was fired and charged with molesting a 17-year-old male.
Thorpe was hired 14 years ago as a youth counselor at Hanna Boys Center.
Victims of Kevin Scott Thorpe and Hanna Boys Center are encouraged to contact the sexual abuse attorneys at the law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for protecting sex abuse victims while holding sexual abusers and the institutions that enable their behavior accountable through civil litigation.
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard has experience in litigating sexual abuse claims against institutions such as Hanna Boys Center. The law firm has successfully litigated sex abuse claims against group homes such as EMQ FamiliesFirst.
For a free confidential consultation, call attorney Robert Allard at the San Jose law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard at 408-289-1417.