(New Orleans, Louisiana) A 32-year-old youth counselor at the Bridge City Center for Youth, Shantel Fitzgerald, has been accused of engaging in sex with a troubled youth at the facility.
Fitzgerald faces a charge of sexual malfeasance in a prison.
Fitzgerald was taken into custody after an investigation by the state Department of Juvenile Justice, but has since been released.Details on booking have not been reported.
Jerel Giarrusso, a spokeswoman for the agency, promised a comment on the incident, but only issued a one sentence comment confirming the arrest. Giarrusso did not provide any details on how many inmates were affected or when the sexual contact occurred.
Fitzgerald has since been fired by the state.