Thornton is accused of committing eight sex crimes with three young girls in his Calais home. November 18, 7: The incident took place in the bedroom of Clifford Thornton Jr. Her testimony came during the first day of the Washington County Superior Court trial of Thornton, who is accused of one count of gross sexual assault and seven counts of unlawful sexual contact involving three girls who were under age 12 or 14 at the time.
Boys desperate for food were said to go to extremes such as shoplifting and selling drugs. A total of participants aged 13 to 18 took part and were allowed to remain anonymous. Their testimony paints a picture of teenagers — often overlooked by policymakers focused on children aged zero to five — missing meals, making sacrifices and going hungry, with worrying long-term consequences. It was just very matter-of-fact and very common, in the richest country in the world. A girl in Portland, Oregon told researchers: A boy in rural North Carolina said: A girl in San Diego, California, said: