Arizona Youth Corrections officer fired, arrested for sexual misconduct

- An Arizona Youth Corrections Officer was fired and arrested after she confessed to sexual misconduct.

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections tells FOX 10 that the department received reports that alleged sexual misconduct by Officer Patrice Dawson. Following their investigation into the allegations, Dawson confessed to the misconduct and was fired.

She was then arrested and charged with a Class 3 Felony. 

In a statement, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections says they "take the safety of our youth very seriously and enforces a zero tolerance policy for misconduct."

The department says their investigation is ongoing.

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