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Boys ranch will release records to sex abuse victims

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The state Supreme Court has ordered the Morning Star Boys' Ranch, a home for orphans and troubled boys, to release the personal files of more than 1000 past residents to lawyers for sex abuse victims.

The decision came in a ruling by Supreme Court commissioner Steven Goff in which he denied a review sought by the Morning Star Boys Ranch of a lower court order to release the files. The decision was released on Tuesday.

The boys ranch has been sued by seven former residents who claim they were physically and sexually abused by staff. Officials say they will now release the files.

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