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Former Foster Children Reach a $7 Million Settlement With Massachusetts Over Alleged Abuse at ‘House of Horrors’

Four former foster children who were allegedly physically, psychologically and emotionally abused under the care of an Oxford couple reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the state of Massachusetts, whom they also blame for their time in the “House of Horrors,” according to their legal team.

The plaintiffs reached a $7 million settlement after suing the Department of Children and Families Services and 17 DCF employees, claiming their constitutional rights were violated due to the organization’s indifference to the children’s torture at the hands of Raymond and Susan Blouin, the law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten said in a statement Friday.

The lawsuit, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, says the children were locked in dog crates, forced to perform sex acts, submerged in ice paths to the point of drowning and threatened with death while under the care of the Blouins. The plaintiffs also allege that DCF, then known as the Department of Social Services, ignored 14 reports of abuse and was “deliberately indifferent to the ongoing abuse.”

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