The Mette Affair

Abandoned and Forgotten: South Dakota's State Concealed Sexual Exploitation of Lakota Children

May 15, 2013

From 2001 to 2013, the state of South Dakota covered up sexual abuse perpetrated against seven Sioux Indian foster children under its authority. This report—based on interviews and accounts from the people involved—describes the state’s ongoing pattern of enabling similar cases of abuse. The full version, a summary version, and a two-page overview flyer of this report are available for download.

Abandoned and Forgotten (Full Length Report)

Abandoned and Forgotten (Summary Report)

The Mette Case (Overview Flyer)


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