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Security breach at juvenile hall, teens found having sex

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Security questions have been raised and two investigations have been launched after a girl and boy, both 17-years-old, both charged with violent crimes, were found having sex in a co-ed unit at Orange County Juvenile Hall on Feb. 12.

OC Sheriff's Department officials are investigating if the sex was consensual, and an internal investigation by the Probation Department is looking into the safety at the institution. It is unknown how the boy gained access to the girl's room where the two were found.

According to court records, both teenagers have been charged as adults in what are believed to be gang-related violent crimes, the OC Register reports.

The girl has been charged with attempted murder, second-degree robbery, attempting to dissuade a witness, firing a weapon into a home and other charges. She was taken into custody in January.

The boy, now 18-years-old, is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit a crime related to a September 2009 shooting. He was transferred to county jail following the incident at Juvenile Hall.

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