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Probation officer found guilty of juvenile hall assault

November 1, 2012 |  9:51 am

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. 

Evidence in the case showed that during the Feb. 20, 2009, incident Jordan allegedly kneed the boy in the face and pushed his face into the floor. The youngster had been sent to Jordan's office after reportedly creating a disturbance in his room.

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.

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