Friday Apr 4
National victims advocacy group calls for speedy investigation of New Bethany sex abuse claims
A national victims' advocate organization concerned with sexual abuse by members of the clergy is calling on Louisiana law enforcement to act quickly with respect to its investigation into abuse allegations at a former girls home in the state.
New Bethany Home for Girls: Timeline
New Bethany Home for Girls survived for three decades amid law enforcement inquires, court battles and accusations of abuse.
About this story: How we reported 'The Long Road: To the Gates of New Bethany and Back'
The story of Jennifer Halter's journey to file a police report alleging child sexual abuse is derived from a combination of firsthand observations, interviews, court documents, and archived news reports.
New Bethany School For Girls
Jennifer Halter, of Nevada, describes physical, mental and sexual abuse she says occurred to her while in the care of Mack Ford when she was a teenager at New Bethany Home for Girls in Arcadia, Louisiana.