The state government has agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle lawsuits by 48 girls who said they were abused at a youth detention center near Birmingham. 

Attorney General Troy Kind and David Marsh, one of several attorneys representing the girls, said Wednesday the parties had agreed to the terms of the settlement, but it had not yet been filed with the federal court in Birmingham.

The attorneys said they could not release the details until it is filed, but it will involve a payment by the state, Jere Beasley, whose Montgomery firm is representing some of the girls, said the state will pay $12.5 million.

Allegations of sexual and physical abuse in the state Department of Youth Services detention center in Chalkville surfaces in 2001. Eventually 15 employees were fired or resigned.



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