MIAMI – Miami-Dade County public school officials arrested a 30-year-old detention center worker on Thursday and charged him with the sexual battery.
The alleged victim is a 15-year-old girl detained at the Miami Girl’s State Academy, a 30-bed detention center located at 3300 NW 27th Ave.
The teenage girl reported Javontate Richardson to her youth care specialist, who notified management. The surveillance video confirmed the girl’s allegations, police said.
According to the arrest form, Richardson admitted that the victim’s allegations were true. He faces two crimes: sexual battery of a minor by an adult and sexual misconduct by an employee in a detention center with an inmate.
Detectives believe there may be more victims. They ask anyone with information to call the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Victims Office at 305-715-3300 or the Miami-Dade County Criminal Investigation Department at 305-471-8477.
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