Democrat Rep secures $1M for children's mental health asylum implicated in child rape case

In the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, there is $1 million earmarked for KidsPeace, a Pennsylvania nonprofit
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Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Susan Wild is set to secure in the pending $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill roughly $1 million that will be directed to a children's mental health asylum she defended in a molestation case in 2005. 

The funding bill passed in the Senate on Thursday and is expected to pass in the House on Friday to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight.

The $1 million earmarked for KidsPeace, a Pennsylvania nonprofit Wild represented in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by a former patient who was raped by a counselor, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Wild, an attorney, defended KidsPeace and has been on record saying that the nonprofit did not "crystal ball" to prevent the counselor's "malfeasance." However, the counselor had been charged years earlier in the suffocation death of a 12-year-old patient. 

In a letter, Wild selected KidsPeace out of multiple applications submitted to her office for congressional spending. 

During WIld's 2022 election, a Republican PAC attacked her actions in an ad, stating that "Wild is pushing for a million dollars in taxpayer money for the hospital, the same hospital that paid her."

Wild responded to that ad saying "Oh shut up. I represented a medical organization in connection with its claim against its own insurance company that was refusing to pay the claim. I had nothing to do with the underlying claim."