Joplin, Missouri resident Jana Carter, 45, has turned herself in to the local authorities amid charges that she had consensual sex with a 16-year-old youth while working as a supervisor at the Scott Greening Dependency Center in Joplin.
Carter is now charged with statutory rape. The offenses allegedly occurred from from October 10th through October 19th. The center where the incidents allegedly occurred houses all males and has no video surveillance.
Director Larry Black told the media, "She came in very clean in terms of references and background checks," noting that she no longer is employed at the facility. Carter is being investigated for similar incidents involving three others as well.