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Corrections officer arrested, suspected of sex misconduct with minor

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A corrections officer at a San Bernardino juvenile hall was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor held at the center, authorities said.

Latavia Davis' arrest came just a day after probation officials began investigating the allegations made by the male minor, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department. Davis, 30, of Menifee, was taken into custody after she reported to work Wednesday morning and is being held, authorities said.

The investigation began immediately after the minor came forward Tuesday, and authorities then turned the matter over to San Bernardino police, whose investigators "substantiated the allegations," according to the statement. 

Chief Probation Officer Michelle Scray Brown said the department was able to act so soon after the alleged misconduct was reported because "we are always hyper-vigilant of safety and security issues in our institutions."

"I have no tolerance for misconduct by the officers of this department," Brown said in a statement, "but the abuse of minors detained in our care is the most egregious violation of the trust placed in us to protect everyone in our community."

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