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Teens Charged With Violent Crimes Found Having Sex in Juvie

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Officials in Orange County are looking into the security at Juvenile Hall after learning two teenagers in custody there managed to meet up inside the facility and have sex.The Orange County Register reports that the incident involved a boy and a girl, both 17, who have both been "charged with violent crimes that officials believe were gang-related." Both minors have been charged as adults in their respective alleged crimes. The teen girl is in custody for her alleged role in two armed robberies, while the teen boy is in custody for his alleged role in a 2009 shooting death.

The boy supposedly went unnoticed into the girl's room, and the pair were found during the routine room check. Juvenile Hall houses both boys and girls, and the pair were part of a co-ed unit, though their doors are locked with only staff members able to obtain access from the outside.

Investigators are working to determine if the sex was consensual.

The girl's father is troubled by the incident: "They're supposed to be all checked out," he said, adding: "Something is not right." However, the father has only received scant details of the encounter, and has been told the incident is under investigation.

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The teen boy involved in the sexual encounter has since been transferred out of Juvenile Hall and into county jail.

The girl's father summarizes his take on what conditions allowed the teen boy to access his daughter's room: "Someone screwed up," he told the OC Register.