Monterey County Probation Dept. employee accused of sexual contact with juvenile inmate

Monterey County Probation Dept. employee accused of sexual contact with juvenile inmate
Photo: Jennifer Butz-Tavares / Monterey County Sheriff’s Office

An employee of the Monterey County Probation Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with an inmate, which reportedly began when the inmate was a minor.

The case first came to light in late May, when the department discovered inappropriate communication between an employee and an inmate at the Monterey County Jail.

A subsequent internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Department revealed that the alleged victim was a minor when he’d first had sexual contact with director Jennifer Butz-Tavares, which continued after he was released from custody and continued still after he became a legal adult.

Butz-Tavares has since been placed on administrative leave and arrested on suspicion of communication with a minor for the purpose of sex, annoying or molesting a child, assault under the color of authority, and dissuading a victim from reporting.

She remains in custody on $30,000 bond.

Monterey County Probation Dept. employee accused of sexual contact with juvenile inmate was last modified: August 3rd, 2020 by admin
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