Detainees return to the building after outside recreation time at Palmetto Youth Academy.
Detainees return to the building after outside recreation time at Palmetto Youth Academy. Tiffany Tompkins-Condie BRADENTON HERALD
Detainees return to the building after outside recreation time at Palmetto Youth Academy. Tiffany Tompkins-Condie BRADENTON HERALD

He had a history of working with vulnerable boys — and a reputation as a ‘creeper’

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  • A honey bun on his head

    This youth says he was beaten up by two fellow detainees at the Miami lockup after exchanging harsh words with an officer. Afterward, the attackers were eating honey buns available only from the staff vending machines. A friend told him: "You know that man put a honey bun on your head." The youth's face is obscured to protect his identity.