OGDEN -- A former Juvenile Justice Services counselor has pleaded guilty to a charge of having sexual contact with a teenager who was a state client.
Victoria Sherrow, 37, accepted a deal by pleading guilty to a third-degree felony on Monday in 2nd District Court, according to the court website. She was originally charged with one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services.
A sentencing hearing is set for March 25, before Judge Mark R. DeCaria. Sherrow could be sentenced to serve up to five years in the Utah State Prison.
Sherrow was employed as a Juvenile Justice Services counselor from June 3, 2006, to Nov. 29, 2011, at Millcreek Youth Center, which is a detention facility in Ogden, Elizabeth Sollis, a spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Human Services , said in September.
Court documents indicate the offense Sherrow pleaded guilty to occurred between Aug. 19. 2011, and Nov. 28, 2011, the day before she left her job with the state.
Sherrow's position with the state involved counseling and supervising severely delinquent youths.
The charges only refer to the victim by initials and does not identify the individual's gender.