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Texas ranks first in juvenile prison sexual abuse

AUSTIN (AP) - A just-released federal survey says juvenile prisons in Texas had the most incidents of sexual misconduct with youths during 2005 and 2006 than any other state.

The U.S. Department of Justice survey said Texas reported 21 instances of sexual violence among staff and juveniles. No other state reported more than nine.

The Dallas Morning News reports Texas also led the nation with 26 instances of "youth on youth nonconsensual sexual acts." Wisconsin, with nine, came in second place.

The survey said Texas' share of youth in juvenile prisons was only 11% of the national total, but the state generated 29% of sexual allegations nationwide.

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