Affidavit: Cell phone use traded for teen sex

TAMPA - A sexual relationship between an employee at a youth at a state-run youth facility and a broken arm during the questioning of that employee about a cell phone is outlined in an affidavit.

The Riverside Academy is located in Tampa and is a Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Facility. The Academy  provides housing and support for male youths between 14 and 18 years old who may be struggling with substance abuse issues.

According to an "Affidavit In Support Of A Search Warrant", obtained by ABC Action News, a 34-year-old employee, Vivianna Hernandez-Trejoe, was identified by one of the young residents at Riverside as the person he became sexually involved with.

In the affidavit, he stated that at times, he provided sexual favors for which he received permission to use her cell phone while at the facility.

The affidavit goes on to say, that when Tampa Police showed up to question Ms Trejoe at her Gibsonton home and informed her they were going to seize her cell phone as evidence, a fight ensued. A fight where Ms Trejo's arm was broken and, according to the affidavit, she was said to be yelling at her kids to "get the cell phone and destroy it."

The affidavit states that Ms Trejoe was employed by G4S Security, the company that was contracted to manage Riverside Academy. G4S is the same company that managed Avon Park Youth Facility where riots erupted in August of 2013.

TPD said they can not comment because it is an ongoing investigation and one has been charged.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident that led to the broken arm and are planning to release a report shortly.

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