Fresh claims of child abuse in Qld detention centres

NEW claims of brutality have emerged from a Queensland juvenile detention centre in the wake of this week's Four Corners report into abuse at a Northern Territory facility.

Shayleen Solomon, a youth worker at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville, told Lateline that physical and emotional abuse was rife in the north Queensland centre.

Ms Solomon worked at Cleveland for almost six years from 2009.

She described an incident in 2012 in which she alleges a 15-year-old boy was involved in a physical altercation with a group of male staff.

Ms Solomon said she was returning the boy to his room when he yelled out at the group of men.

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