Police arrested a Texas juvenile jail counselor for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old boy she was counseling.
Selena Marie Baxter, 29, met the boy while working as a licensed professional counselor intern at Lake Granbury Youth Services, KGBT reports.
She started providing counseling services to the teenager after he was brought to the juvenile jail in October 2014.
His mother later found Baxter’s inappropriate messages and reported them to the police in June 2015, when the teenager was released.
“Babe I have never felt this much for anyone as I feel for you," one of the texts reads, according to KGBT. "I am so in love with you."
The text messages also reportedly included naked photos of the counselor.
The teenager later confessed to investigators that he and Baxter engaged in sexual activity at a Holiday Inn, but they did not have sexual intercourse. Officials also discovered that the counselor had gone to the “Life in Color” concert with the teenager.
Baxter is currently detained in Hidalgo County jail. Police are charging her with indecency with a child by sexual contact and violating the civil rights of a person in custody.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred.
In October 2015, 29-year-old Gerald Daniels, a Pennsylvania Familylinks Youth Emergency Shelter counselor, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting female juveniles in his care, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported at the time.
The shelter provides teenagers a safe, temporary place to stay, as well as counseling and schooling.
Daniels allegedly exposed him to a teenage girl and forced her to watch porn with him on his phone. Investigators found his DNA on the bedroom carpet.
Only a few months before that in September 2015, 25-year-old Alex Farkas, a New Jersey YMCA camp counselor, was charged with sexually assaulting two boys, according to NJ.com.
This was despite the fact that he passed extensive criminal background checks, sex offender registry checks, and reference checks.
"As part of our internal investigation of this situation, we will work to determine how our policies and/or procedures could be further strengthened," YMCA president and CEO Scott Lewis said after the incident, according to NJ.com.