HIV-positive Youth Care worker Accused of Sexually Abusing Immigrant Teens

Authorities in Arizona are currently investigating an employee at a youth immigration center for allegedly committing sexual crimes against teens who were placed in his care.

The incidents were said to have occurred from August 2016 through July 2017 at the Southwest Key Facility.

According to the report, Levian Pacheco, who is HIV- positive allegedly sexually abused eight boys who were housed at the facility in varying ways.  The report stated at Pacheco performed sex acts on two boys and touched six others who were between the ages of 15 and 17.

Despite the eight accounts against him, Pacheco is denying all of the allegations. Attorney Benjamin Good, who will be serving as Pacheco’s public defender believes his client has a good case due to the “extraordinarily broad range of dates and lack of specificity.”

The report comes to light just one week after another worker at the same facility was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl in front of her 16-year-old roommate. According to that report, the worker kissed and fondled the young girl. Surveillance camera also showed the worker approaching the room several times throughout the night though the bedroom itself was outside of the camera’s view.

That employee 32-year-old Fernando Magaz Negrete has since been fired from the facility. It is unclear if he is being represented by a lawyer.

 

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