Were you or a loved assaulted by Darryl Bailey, a former youth counselor at Philadelphia’s Youth Emergency Services Shelter? Bailey has been accused of stalking and groping at least one young woman under his charge, according to the Bucks County Courier Times. He pleaded guilty in September 2018 to two misdemeanor charges of stalking and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
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A young woman says that Bailey stalked her and propositioned her for sexual intercourse, furnishing her with alcohol at a TGI Friday’s in Bensalem. While no additional allegations have yet been leveled against Bailey, this may not be the first time the former youth counselor abused his position of authority at the emergency shelter.
If you or a loved one were assaulted by Bailey, our experienced sexual abuse attorneys are here to help. We believe you, and we believe your story deserves to be told. Our dedicated legal team has only one goal – helping survivors step forward with confidence. We understand all too well the struggles that sexual abuse survivors face in their pursuit of justice. You are not alone.
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Darryl Bailey, a 54-year-old former counselor at Youth Emergency Services Shelter, is accused of groping and kissing a 19-year-old woman in his car during a drive from Philadelphia to Bensalem in June 2017. Prosecutors say Bailey stalked the teen, then tried to get her to stay with him at Neshaminy Motor Inn, where he rented a room and purchased her two Long Island iced teas at a TGI Friday’s. The young woman refused Bailey’s alleged advances and caught evidence of the youth counselor’s conduct on her cell phone.
The young woman had been placed with Youth Emergency Services Shelter, Bailey’s former employer, only two days before the misconduct is alleged to have taken place. Darryl Bailey worked as a shift supervisor at the shelter, which offers crisis care and emergency short-term housing and therapy services from its offices at 1526 Fairmont Avenue in Philadelphia.
Bailey has now pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges, stalking and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He has been sentenced to three years probation by Senior Judge Clyde Waite. Previous to his current plea agreement, Bailey had admitted to institutional sexual assault, a felony charge, but withdrew the admission in July.
In light of these troubling allegations, our dedicated Pennsylvania sexual abuse attorneys have launched a full investigation into Youth Emergency Services and its handling of sexual abuse complaints. We believe there may be other victims who have yet to step forward. If you were abused at Youth Emergency Services, a shelter in Philadelphia, reach out to our compassionate attorneys now for a free consultation. You may have powerful legal rights.