Phoenix Police: Behavioral health facility employee sexually assaulted teen patient

Tietwen Givens

An employee at a Phoenix behavioral health facility is suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage patient multiple times, police say.

A teenage girl had told staff at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center she was sexually assaulted by an employee there.

Officials arrested 43-year-old Tietwen Givens on July 17 with help from the Maricopa Police Department.

Police say Givens had "engaged in a number of sexual acts" with the teen, and he was booked into Maricopa County Jail on 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

There is no indication there are other victims, officials say.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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