PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY.

ROOF ALREADY FACES NINE STATE CHARGES OF MURDER.

ABUSE CHARGES TONIGHT AGAINST EIGHT PEOPLE WHO USED A STATE RUN FACILITY FOR TROUBLED TEENS, PROSECUTORS SAY THAT THE FORMER EMPLOYEES, ADVOCATES OF AMERICA, ASSAULTED — VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA ASSAULTED KIDS.

THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING INTO THIS CASE FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

ARE YOU ABLE, ARE ANY OF THESE TRUE? NOT FROM ME.

NOT TRUE? Reporter: DENIALS FROM THE ACCUSED THIS AFTERNOON AS THEY SOUGHT SHELTER FROM NEWS CAMERAS AND THE ATTORNEYS CAST DOUBT ON THE EXISTENCE OF A WRIT YAUL KNOWN AS ORANGE CHICKEN.

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

NOT GUILTY.

Reporter: AND YET, EIGHT CONTRACT WORKERS ARE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND WITNESS INTIMIDATION, ACCUSED OF ABUSING TEEN OFFENDERS THEY OVER SAW AS PART OF A DEFUKT STATE PROGRAM ON — DEFUNCT STATE PROGRAM ON THE ISLAND.

STAFFERS WOULD DISCIPLINE MISS BEHAVING TEENS WITH AN ORANGE SAND YELL UNTIL — SANDAL UNTIL WORD OF THE RITUAL SHUT DOWN THE PROGRAM.

THEY ALL WORKED FOR VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA WHICH RAN THE PROGRAM FOR TWO DECADES AND TODAY INSISTED IT IS, QUOTE, HARD FOR US TO IMAGINE THAT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN OCCURRING, GIVEN THE RIGOROUS OVER SIGHT BY EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATED CARE GIVERS BUT PROSECUTORS SAY IT DID.

THIS INVOLVES THE RESIDENTS HAVING THEIR PANTS PULLED DOWN AND BEING HIT ON THE NAKED BUTTOCKS BY A DYF ISSUED ORANGE SANDAL.

NONE OF THOSE CHARGES HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS AND THE JUDGE SET THEM LOOSE WITH VERY FEW RESTRIPGSS.

THEIR ATTORNEY — RESTRICTIONS.

THEIR TOO WELLS IN TOW.

PROSECUTORS REVEALED 2,300 HOURS OF SECURITY IMAGES AND APPARENTLY HAVE A PARADE OF FORMER YOUTH OFFENDERS LINED UP TO TESTIFY.

HE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY OF THE BEHAVIOR HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES HAS ABOUT 60 RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS AND 2/3 OF THEM ARE RUN BY OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS.

DYS CALLS THE ALLEGATIONS.