March 16, 2017: Probation Officer Charged With On-Duty Assault of Teens
A deputy probation officer has been charged in connection with three separate assaults on teen inmates at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy Probation Officer Timothy Boundy (dob 3/27/74) was charged in case BA454703 with three counts of assault under color of authority. Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Sergio Cano, 45, is charged in the same case with one count of assault under color of authority.
Boundy pleaded not guilty to the charges today and Cano was arraigned yesterday. Both are scheduled back on April 11 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on March 13.
Deputy District Attorney Ann Marie Wise of the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.
On April 25, 2016, a teen was allegedly repeatedly hit while Boundy held the youth on the ground as Cano watched. The boy suffered moderate injuries.
The incident was videotaped. Further investigation by the Probation Department led to additional allegations.
On Feb. 8, 2016, Boundy is accused of assaulting another teen after he tried to leave his room. On Oct. 8, 2015, Boundy reportedly grabbed a third teen, threw him to the ground and hit him.
If convicted as charged, Boundy faces a possible maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison and Cano could receive a three-year prison term.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.