Juvenile counselor arrested, accused of hitting girl

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.

A counselor at a state facility in Gainesville for juvenile offenders was arrested Wednesday on child abuse charges related to allegations she hit a resident, according to a police report.

Ariel Angnette Fayson, 30, of 1715 SW 69th Way, was charged with one count of child abuse in an incident that happened Saturday at the North Florida Juvenile Detention Center at 3430 NE 39th Ave., the Gainesville Police Department reported.

The arrest report alleges that Fayson punched the girl several times in her face. Fayson was the girl’s direct care counselor and assumes a guardianship role for her, the report states.

Police reported that the girl had bruising to both sides of her face but added it was not known if the bruises had come from this incident.

- Cindy Swirko

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