ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — An employee at the Monroe County Children’s Center was arrested after allegedly allowing two minors to fight at the center.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that 23-year-old Greece resident John Kanu allowed two minors in a bathroom to engage in “slap boxing.” Deputies added that Kanu was seen on camera hitting one of the individuals in the face as the individual was leaving the bathroom.

According to Monroe County representatives, on November 23 county staff were made aware of a violation at the Monroe County Children’s Detention Center (MCCDC).

The MCCDC is a space for juveniles in active cases who are waiting for the adjudication process to finish, according to their website.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was brought into investigate, and senior MCCDC staff were notified.

Details are limited at this time. County representatives said that a MCCDC staff member has been arrested and fired from their position.

The incident was also reported to the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, officials said. The justice center conducts advocacy work for victims and their families/representatives, and assists in investigations. They also accompany victims to interviews and court proceedings related to justice center investigations and refer victims to resources for individuals with special needs.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.


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