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Three Lorain County Juveinle Detention Home officers suspended as sheriff's department investigates

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 20:43:58-04

Law enforcement officials said three detention officers at the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Center have been suspended.

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court said they were contacted by Children's Services, because the allegations involve a female juvenile detainee.

The police report by the Lorain County Sheriff's Department showed the complaint was filed by a 14-year-old girl, but gives very little information.

Two female and one male detention officer were placed on leave last Friday. 

Based on the allegations, the sheriff's department opened an investigation. 

A sheriff's captain said detectives are trying to determine if an assault occurred.

When the report is finalized, it will be given to the Elyria city prosecutor for review.

The prosecutor will decide if criminal charges should be filed, or if the allegations only violate detention home policy.

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court also confirmed detention officers were suspended, and the case is still being investigated.

While county agencies confirm the suspensions, they will not give details surrounding the allegations.

No one at the detention home returned our phone calls seeking comment.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.