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updated: 8/7/2013 2:21 PM

Teens sue Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

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Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Two 18-year-old women are claiming that a man who worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago coerced them into having sexual contact with him when they were minors.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court names the Chicago club, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and former counselor Zale Hoddenbach.

It claims that Hoddenbach was hired despite being a convicted felon and was allowed to continue working for several years after the club's director received complaints that Hoddenbach had behaved inappropriately toward young women.

One woman alleges Hoddenbach had her photograph him having sex with a woman and then had her engage in sexual activity with the woman while he took photographs.

The Boys and Girls Clubs did not immediately return phone messages on Wednesday.

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