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Office of Juvenile Justice employee arrested for inappropriate contact with juvenile

Posted at 1:51 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 15:46:11-05

BUNKIE, La. - The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) Investigative Services Division arrested a juvenile justice specialist after surveillance video recorded inappropriate contact between the employee and a 17-year-old youth.

Shauntelle Fulton, 32, was arrested on a charge of one count of malfeasance in relation to inappropriate contact.

Fulton has worked at the facility for less than a year.

Upon arrest, Fulton was transported and booked into Avoyelles Parish Jail on November 21, 2019.

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, or custody in residential placement or secure care.

No other details will be released at this time due to further internal and external investigations.