Juvenile specialist arrested after inappropriate contact with 17-year-old boy

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BUNKIE, La. (KLFY) – A juvenile justice specialist was arrested after surveillance video recorded inappropriate contact between the employee and a 17-year-old youth.

Shauntella Fulton, 32 was charged with one count of malfeasance in relation to inappropriate contact. The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) Investigative Services Division initiated the arrest. Fulton has worked at the facility for less than a year. An internal investigation into the matter is still open.

Upon arrest, Fulton was transported and booked into Avoyelles Parish Jail Thursday, Nov. 21. In a press release, OJJ stated no other details will be released at this time due to further internal and external investigations.

OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). The agency is responsible for youth assigned to its care and custody by the court system, either for probation supervision, custody in residential placement, or secure care.

For more information about OJJ, visit www.OJJ.LA.GOV.  

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