Probation officer found guilty of juvenile hall assault
An L.A. County probation officer working as a juvenile hall detention officer has been convicted of the 2009 assault of a 13-year-old boy.
D'Wayne Jordan, 58, was found guilty Wednesday by a Los Angeles jury in the incident, which occurred at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.
Jurors found Jordan guilty on one count each of corporal injury to a child, assault with a deadly weapon, willful cruelty to a child likely to cause great bodily injury and assault by a public officer.
Jordan, who was fired by the probation department after the incident but is appealing his discharge, was remanded to custody by Superior Court Judge John Fisher after jurors' verdict was announced.
He faces a maximum of six years in prison when a sentencing hearing is held Nov. 30, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Natalie Adomian, who prosecuted the case.
There, the 13-year-old was forced to sit on the floor while Jordan allegedly stood threateningly over him. When the boy raised his hands to protect himself, Jordan then allegedly pushed him. The youngster received a cut and bruises to his face and suffered a broken front tooth.
-- Bob Pool