His claims on the staff shortage, the lack of supervision and meals for the children were quickly debunked by county officials, who said the sexual assault claims needed to be investigated.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who was briefed on the investigation by the federal HHS Division of Children’s Services, said Abbott’s claims were “completely false.”
“When he said it, there was nothing,” Wolff said during a daily coronavirus briefing. “Now, other things could happen, I don’t know that they have. I have not heard anything. It could happen in the future, with – what do we got now? — 1,802 boys out there, something could go wrong. But the previous allegations that he made were untrue.”
Other officials told the San Antonio Express-News that there was no veracity to the claims or enough detail to proceed.