The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Victims Office arrested a worker at a juvenile detention center for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old inmate, officials said.
According to her complaint affidavit, Javontate Richardson, 30, was arrested after the victim, a 15-year-old inmate at Miami Girl’s Academy detention center, informed her child protection specialist that she had sex with Richardson, who was an employee of the facility at the time.
The youth care specialist informed management and, after reviewing the surveillance footage, it was confirmed that the incident had occurred, officials said. Miami-Dade Schools Police responded and took Richardson into custody.
Police say Richardson admitted the victims’ allegations and was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center where he was charged with two counts of felony, sexual assault of a minor by an adult and misconduct sex of a detention center employee with an inmate.
The Miami Girl’s Academy Detention Center, located at 3300 NW 27th Avenue, is a facility where young girls between the ages of 13 and 20 can receive individual or group therapy and psychiatric services as a result of stories of sexual abuse, drug addiction and domestic violence. Girls can stay in the facility from nine to 36 months.
If you have been a victim of Javontate Richardson or have any information, investigators urge you to contact the Special Victims Bureau at (305) 715-3300.