Back to the beginning OKBR Home Page(http://lbloom.net) Back to more OKBR audios This is a 29 minute audio that starts out with a Seattle King 5 TV news report from 1992 about the Olympia Kiwanis Boys Ranch, and then has portions of 13 OKBR kids giving videotape depositions in 1996 about their treatment at the OKBR. These kids were abused by other kids, and by the staff. They complained to the staff, the police, DSHS, Thurston county detention officials, judges, school people, friends, ect... They were punished for complaining. Their abuse was long-term and sadistic, and many people could have stopped it. These kids allegations of fact are frightening.
This deposition was in 1996, but these boys were abused in the early to mid 1980's
00:04 1992 KING TV report about the OKBR
01:30 Boy 1, molested by staffwoman
01:50 Attorney Connelly says that the depositions were conducted by an attorney for the Boys Ranch (Don Law)
03:13 Boy 1, molested by staffwoman
03:55 Boy 2, had to fight other kids
04:41 Boy 3, beat up by big kids
05:26 Boy 4, beat up, no staff help, used cocaine & marijuana at ranch
06:45 Boy 5, forced to play "truth or dare", and forced to play "games" with other kids or get beat up
08:15 Boy 6, molested by staffwoman and raped by staffmember
11:56 Boy 7, beat up by staff, and told to break another kids leg or get beat up by staffmember
13:46 Boy 8, gets beat up often, got broken bones and used drugs at the ranch
15:26 Boy 9, Abused by staffpeople, hit with stick by staffwoman, hit in head with brick by resident, almost drowned, ran away 100 times
18:11 Boy 10, sexually molested by resident, but told by staff to "deal with it". He called the Olympia Police, they came and took a report and left. He told Thurston County detention people that he was being raped and beat up, but was ignored
20:30 Boy 11, was sexually assualted by resident and then was humiliated by staff, told it was his fault. He was called a faggot at school
23:00 Boy 12, raped by ranch councilor
24:46 Boy 13, molested often by staffwoman
There were many obvious and long-term warnings about the 1970-94 OKBR.
Olympia Police Chief Wurner came to an Olympia Kiwanis meeting in 1986 and told the Kiwanis about the troubles at the OKBR. Chief Wurner was ignored. Maybe he should have done more, but he probably wanted to keep his job.
It was well know by the Thurston County courts. These kids were constantly in and out of the Thurston County legal system.