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Employee of boy’s home accused of having sexual relationship with juvenile

Posted at 4:21 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:21:59-04

 An employee of a boy’s home in Lake Charles has been arrested, accused of numerous sex charges after detectives discovered an alleged sexual relationship between the employee and a juvenile.

Detectives say that on March 22, they were investigating the escape of two juvenile boys from Boys Village in Lake Charles when they discovered messages between one of the juveniles, 16, and an employee at Boys Village.

Ivella Braxton / Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

That employee has been identified as 31-year-old Ivella Braxton of Lake Charles.

After locating the escaped juvenile, detectives say that during an interview he stated he was in a relationship with Braxton and had been since June 2018.

The boy allegedly told detectives he had sexual intercourse with her four times since their relationship began.  The boy also allegedly told detectives after he escaped from Boys’ Village, Braxton had picked him up twice and they engaged in sexual intercourse.

Braxton was located, arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

She is charged with four counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, malfeasance in office, sexual conduct prohibited with a prisoner and accessory after the fact.