SACRAMENTO, CA - A counselor at north Sacramento group home was arrested Wednesday for multiple sexual offenses with a person under the age of 18.
Counselor Theresa Gooch, 24, who worked at the Children's Receiving Home on the 3500 block of Auburn Boulevard, was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor, according to Sacramento police.
An investigation by Sacramento police found Gooch developed a relationship with a 16-year-old girl client at the home, beginning in September 2012 and continuing until February 2013.
Gooch had been placed on administrative leave.
"Please let me stress that the person no longer works at the agency and we are cooperating with all the appropriate regulatory and law enforcement agencies to resolve this issue," Children's Receiving Home CEO David Ballard said.
Ballard said he could not answer any questions because the case is still being actively investigated.
Gooch is being held in the Sacramento County Jail for charges that include oral copulation, attempted oral copulation and molestation of a minor, police said.
Sacramento police detectives are urging anyone with information on the case to call them at (916) 264-5471.