Adams County Solicitor Molly Mudd confirmed that a search warrant was served on the county Tuesday morning April 11 at around 10:45 am by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
Mudd said the warrant was for documents, including digital data files, in the possession of the county’s Children & Youth Agency, located within the county offices at 525 Boyd’s School Rd.
Mudd said subpoenas were issued to several CYS staff members to appear and give testimony to a Grand Jury conducting an investigation into possible violations of Pennsylvania criminal laws.
Mudd said she had not seen any of the probable cause affidavits that were filed to get the search warrant because the affidavits have been sealed until further order of the court. “The PSP and the District Attorney are in possession of those facts, we are not,” she said.
Mudd said the county had released all of the requested data, was fully cooperating with the PSP, and that all Children and Youth Services were operating as usual.
“I would like to point out that no county staff have been named as criminal defendants in this investigation,” said Mudd.
“The county intends to cooperate fully with the grand jury Investigation. The county supports its CYS staff and administration and will continue to support this group of experienced professionals as they continue to focus on, and carry out, their mission to serve the families in Adams County in need of support services,” she said.
PSP Public Information Officer Megan Frazer said on Tuesday that no information is being made public for now. “It’s an active investigation,” she said.
Questions and concerns about the operation of the Adams County Center for Youth Services can be directed to CYS Director Sarah Finkey at 717-337-0110 or to the State Bureau of Child and Family Services at 717-787-4756.