Lawsuit alleges child abuse at hands of Kansas state employee was covered up
A federal lawsuit alleges that Kansas officials covered up the alleged abuse of a child at the hands of her father, a former state employee.
The suit, filed on behalf of the child Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., does not name the alleged abuser.
The allegations in the new suit have been previously litigated in state courts and stem in part from a divorce case involving the child’s mother and father, a former employee of the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Thursday’s suit alleges that officials with the Kansas Department of Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, not only failed to protect the child victim, “but began defending the abuser rather than the child abuse victim.”