Woman Sues Care Facility

Woman Sues Care Facility

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Salt Lake County woman says she sought treatment from an Orem care facility but instead suffered physical and emotional damage.

Cheryl Denise Ely Haws filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Cascade Center for Family Growth. The lawsuit says she went to the facility between 1998 and 2000 to seek marital counseling and treatment for depression.

The lawsuit says center employees physically restrained her in painful holding therapy sessions that caused her to lose consciousness.

The lawsuit also alleges she was led to believe she was homosexual and was the victim of ritualistic, satanic sexual abuse as a child.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and claims treatment sessions caused Haws to be suicidal which broke up her 20-year marriage.

Lawyers for Cascade were not available for comment.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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