Former Employee of Child Saving Institute accused of sexually assaulting teen client


OMAHA, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Omaha police say a woman who worked for the Child Saving Institute had inappropriate sexual contact with a 17-year-old client.

Hanna Dickerson, 23, was booked into Douglas County Corrections Wednesday afternoon.

A Police report says the teen told officers he had sexual intercourse with Dickerson several times while she was employed with the Institute.

The report says all those encounters happened in Omaha and happened between July and August of 2017.

CSI released a statement Thursday saying:

"Child Saving Institute takes seriously its responsibility to protect children. When the agency was notified that a former shelter youth made an allegation of inappropriate contact with a former staff member, Child Saving Institute notified Child Protective Services and law enforcement.

CSI fully cooperates with all investigative bodies regarding any allegations of abuse and/or neglect and supports prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

All personnel undergo both criminal and child/adult abuse background screenings prior to employment. Staff receive training on a variety of topics including appropriate and professional boundaries with clients, identifying and reporting abuse and neglect, and the laws around mandatory reporting.

Out of respect to the confidentiality and privacy of all clients, CSI does not comment about individual clients, nor does it comment on individual personnel matters.

CSI is deeply saddened by this situation and the harm caused to the youth involved."

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