The Edwardsville YMCA is being sued after one of its former workers admitted to sexually abusing two girls. 29 year old Kassidy Kueper of Wood River pleaded guilty in May of this year to criminal sexual abuse. He was a camp counselor at the Y on Goshen Road when he touched the two girls, who were eight and nine when the incident occurred in April 2011 at the Skate Center.
The victim's parents filed suit, claiming the Y failed to let them know about the incident and it failed to conduct a background check on Kueper. They're seeking more than a million dollars in compensation. A statement issued by the YMCA of Edwardsville on Monday said the Y would defend itself against the suit, and said the details of the incident listed in the lawsuit were not accurate.