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Ogden Juvenile Justice counselor pleads guilty to sex with client

Published February 5, 2013 12:50 pm

Ogden • Woman 36, faces up to five years in prison.
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A state Juvenile Justice counselor who worked in Ogden has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a juvenile client.

Victoria Sherrow, 36, was originally charged in 2nd District Court with second-degree felony count of custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services in September.

On Monday, Sherrow accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to the charge, which was amended to a third-degree felony.

She faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced March 25 by Judge Mark DeCaria.

Elizabeth Sollis, a spokeswoman with the Utah Department of Human Services, confirmed in September that Sherrow that worked as a Juvenile Justice counselor out of the agency's Mill Creek Youth Center. She was hired in June 2006 and left the agency on Nov. 29, 2011.

That departure date was the day after the alleged sexual incidents purportedly ended. Court documents said the unspecified sexual acts occurred between Aug. 19 and Nov. 28 of 2011. The charges refer to the alleged victim only by initials, and do not identify gender.

No probable cause statement or further details about the case were available in court records.

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