Amended civil suit against former boys ranch alleges abuse, cover-up

Published: Friday, Oct. 25 2013 6:07 p.m. MDT

But even after police were contacted, "many of the incidents of sexual assault that Glosson committed against the minor plaintiffs were committed after law enforcement officials visited Silverado to investigate Glosson's complaint," according to court records.

In June 2011, several students wrote a letter to Kellum telling him of the abuse, according to prosecutors. Kellum gave that letter to Adamson, but law enforcement was never contacted, according to court documents, and the letter was "lost."

After the letter, two more boys were abused, according to prosecutors.

On June 18, 2011, Glosson abused one of the plaintiffs, court documents state. The boy told the academy supervisors, who this time called police and Glosson was arrested the next day, according to court documents.

By August 2011, the Silverado Academy had shut its doors for good. Prosecutors allege when the company quickly shut down, it also destroyed emails and other computer data.

"Plaintiffs are informed and believe and therefore allege that Silverado Academy … purposely deleted computer files, including but not limited to emails, used forensic software to 'wipe' portions of its computer server, and physically dismantled the server in an attempt to conceal, delete and destroy evidence of knowledge of Glosson's actions and Silverado's actions/inactions," according to court documents.

The judge is expected to announce whether he will accept the amended complaint in the coming weeks.

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