Ex-Counselor Gets Five Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Young Boy

The victim was a 13-year-old boy at a troubled children's home

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    A woman convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy while working as a counselor for troubled children has been sentenced to five years in state prison. 

    Jenna Marie Richmond, 25, of Azusa, was found guilty in March of oral copulation of a person under 14 and lewd act upon a child, both felonies, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said in a statement. 

    Richmond was a counselor at LeRoy Haynes Center, a La Verne children's home for kids with special needs or those who have been abused. 

    The prosecutor in the case said Richmond began sexually abusing the victim at the home in June 2013, according to the DA's statement.

    The victim's roommate witnessed the abuse and told staff members. Richmond was arrested in August 2013.

    In addition to the prison time Richmond has been ordered to register as a sex offender for life, and is prohibited from contacting the victim under a 10-year restraining order.

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