Transgender girl moved on assault accusation

Signage from an April protest that called for the release of the transgender teen. (Photo: WTNH)
Signage from an April protest that called for the release of the transgender teen. (Photo: WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State child protection officials say a transgender girl moved to a psychiatric center for children has been relocated to Connecticut’s juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.

The Department of Children and Families said Sunday that the girl, identified as Jane Doe, assaulted another youth and a staffer and destroyed property Saturday night.

Officials said there is no “suitable place” in the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown and placed her in the Juvenile Training School in Middletown, Connecticut’s only secure facility for delinquent boys.

She is in a single room separated from the boys.

The girl had been detained in the Connecticut adult women’s prison without criminal charges and was moved last month to the psychiatric center.

Her lawyer, Aaron Romano, criticized the agency for issuing a news release rather than notifying him.

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