This July 31 photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Fernando Magaz Negrete after his arrest on suspicion of molestation.
The alleged crimes occurred at a Southwest Key Programs facility in Phoenix the night before it was visited by First Lady Melania Trump.
Southwest Key declined to say whether the 14-year-old girl was an immigrant who was separated from her parents at the border.
Court documents say a 16-year-old saw Negrete touching her roommate in their bedroom in June. He was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual abuse, aggravated assault and molestation of a child, according to KTAR. He remains in jail.
The facility would house about 200 unaccompanied minors at a building that had previously been used as a homeless shelter and a temporary shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees.
Southwest Key fired Magaz Negrete.
The federal government has paid Southwest Key roughly $500 million this year to shelter immigrant children.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission said Wednesday that the application for a state permit for the facility is still being evaluated. It does not say how long he has been employed at the children's facility. "Southwest Key always works with law enforcement to bring the full force of the law to bear when it is warranted".
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Reporters have now uncovered "dozens of incidents of unwanted groping and indecent exposure" at facilities where these vulnerable kids are held, including at multiple facilities in AZ. Jeff Eller, a Southwest Key spokesman, told the press that the company had terminated Negrete but did not give any further details.
Negrete's bond is set at $150,000 and his next court hearing is scheduled for August 7.
A 15-year-old boy charged in 2015 that a Southwest Key employee named Oscar Trujillo had touched him in his genital area over his clothing and tried to pull down his trousers. She explained to the police how she "observed Negrete kissing and inappropriately touching" the other child. The witness said that Negrete had kissed the girl three or four times.
One of the teen's roommates reported the allegations to police July 25.
An email and phone call to a Southwest Key spokesperson was not immediately answered, according to AZ Central. There have been a number of allegations of physical or sexual abuse at the organization's facilities in the past few years.
According to The Nation, which first reported the incident, the child was assaulted twice.
The Nation reports that the 6 year old D.L. was made to sign a form saying that she understood it was her responsibility to stay away from her alleged abuser.