6 former juvenile detention officers have been arrested on charges of sexual assault

The allegations stem from allegations spanning 11 years, from 1994 to 2005.

Six men were arrested on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into claims of sexual assault at a state-run juvenile detention center in New Hampshire, authorities said.

The Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, in Manchester has been under investigation since July 2019, when two former advisers were charged with 82 rape cases.

Those charges were dropped last year to bolster a wider investigation that has now resulted in the re-arrest of the two former advisers, along with four employees.

The suspects were all detention center staff, and the allegations of sexually assaulting teenagers span an 11-year period between 1994 and 2005, according to court documents.

Lucien Poulette, 65, was charged with 33 charges of sexual assault-related allegations by seven former Youth Development Center residents, New Hampshire state police said. Frank Davis, 79, was charged with six charges of sexual assault, in connection with allegations by two former residents.

Bradley Asbury, 66, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault (accomplice) on a charge by a former resident of the detention center, according to state police. James Woodlock, 56, was charged with three charges of serious crime (accomplice) as a result of allegations made by two former residents, state police said.

Police say Poulette, Asbury, Davis and Woodlock are being held without bail.

Two suspects have also been arrested in Massachusetts and have refrained from extradition, police said.

Stephen Murphy, 51, was charged with five charges of serious crime on charges by three former residents of the Youth Development Center, state police said. Jeffrey Buskey, 54, was also charged with five charges of aggravated sexual assault, and his charges stem from allegations made by four former residents, according to investigators.

The six suspects would be charged on Thursday. Lawyer information was not immediately available.