Former Our Home employee pleads guilty to sexual contact


HURON — A former group home employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday, to having sexual contact with at least one of the teens in her care.
KELO-Land news reported that 27-year-old Lena Parker pled guilty to one count of sexual contact with a child. She could face up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced.
Parker worked at Our Home, Inc., an organization that helps troubled youth. She was fired in March of 2017, not long after court papers say a 15-year-old client told an investigator that Parker had been giving him inappropriate notes and allowed him to touch her breast.
Tuesday, nearly one year after she was dismissed, Parker entered a guilty plea.  As part of the agreement, she will not face any additional charges for incidents that happened at Our Home. A complaint was filed on Thursday, and Parker entered a guilty plea Tuesday.
The Division of Criminal Investigation interviewed the victim more than a year ago, and an investigator spoke with Parker in June of last year.

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