By JASON CAMPBELL
A nearly 20-year veteran of the San Joaquin County Probation Department was arrested on Thursday of suspicion of assault under the color of authority and annoying or molesting a child.
Victoria Spivey, who has been with the probation department for 19 years and most recently worked as a juvenile detention unit supervisor, was arrested and booked in the San Joaquin County Jail on the charges that are sexual in nature and involve a minor.
Officials with the department confirmed in a statement to the media that multiple incidents allegedly occurred while Spivey was on duty, and that she has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation.
Spivey, 47, was initially being held on $100,000 bail and was able to secure her release by Thursday evening. She is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. this morning in Downtown Stockton to answer to the felony charge of assault and the misdemeanor molestation charge.
“The Probation Department is very concerned about this incident involving one of our employees,” Chief Probation Officer Stephanie L. James said in a statement. “We will be conducting a complete investigation and taking appropriate measures.”
Additional details about how investigators discovered the alleged inappropriate sexual relationship between Spivey and the male juvenile were not released, but according to a statement from a sheriff’s office spokesperson, the matter has been under investigation for several months.