Guard Convicted For Allowing Attack on Boy at Juvie Hall

A former guard has been convicted of child abuse for letting five minors beat a boy she wrongly believed had taken her cell phone at a Los Angeles juvenile hall.

Prosecutor Natalie Adomian says jurors deliberated two hours before convicting Diane Buchanan on three felony counts. She faces up to six years in prison when she's sentenced May 27.

Four years ago, Buchanan lost her cell phone at the Sylmar juvenile hall. Another boy at the facility said the victim had flushed the phone down the toilet.

Buchanan then opened the victim's cell door and allowed five boys to attack him.

Buchanan later found her cell phone in her car.

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