- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A 27-year-old guard at a juvenile detention center in Batesville has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in the center’s employee bathroom.

According to Independence County officials, a guard at White River Juvenile Detention Center was arrested Friday on two charges each of first-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault.

Authorities said the teenager informed the detention center’s administrator the suspect had taken him from his cell on two separate occasions in June to have sex.

An investigation is ongoing.

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