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Father of former youth detention center resident testifies against him in New Hampshire trial

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BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The father of a man who says he was raped and beaten as a teen at New Hampshire’s youth detention center has testified that his son had a reputation for dishonesty. Daniel Meehan was called Tuesday by the state as it defended itself against allegations that state negligence allowed his son David to be abused at the Youth Development Center in Manchester. Since David Meehan went to police in 2017, 11 former state workers have been arrested, and more than 1,100 former youth center residents have filed lawsuits alleging abuse. This month, Meehan’s lawsuit was the first to go to trial His father answered “yes” when asked Tuesday whether his son has a reputation for untruthfulness.

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