Employee at behavioral facility for teens accused of sexual misconduct with juveniles

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JUAB COUNTY, Utah — An employee at a behavioral facility for teens was taken into custody after reports of sexual misconduct with several juveniles, estepKatherineaccording to officials Monday.

On May 15, Juab County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the accusations at the Journey Boys Home in Mona, about 34 miles south of Provo.

Officials received information that female staff member, Katherine Lynn Estep, 44, of Payson, had performed sexual acts with five juvenile victims, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Estep was booked into jail on five counts of forcible sodomy and seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor and is being held on $500,000 bail.

This case is still under investigation.

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