CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department alleges a state child protective services worker sexually assaulted a teenage boy.

It’s alleged Kara Brumley, 32, was a caseworker for the 16-year-old. She is charged with sexual assault by a custodian. She was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court Thursday evening.

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  • Gob

    People that do this kind of thing come from all walks of life, unfortunately, and without being able to see the future at the time of hiring CPS isn't exempt. If there isn't a background of this type of thing, there's no way of knowing. It's a shame and it's sick that this person did this.

  • DeeDee

    It's too bad we've had to remove the 'human' part of Human Services. I know of a promising young teacher who recently lost a job she loved because some smart-mouth kid accused her of something she didn't do. She gave up her job rather than put her family through the humiliation of a "he said/she said" trial. I was a tutor for homebound kids many years ago, but would never do it nowadays. It's too easy to set someone up and ruin a life to make a few bucks.

  • Friend Of Truth

    Sure hate to hear something like this. Wish the Randolph Co office would be investigated. They allow drug abuse and neglect in a home because the mother's relative is a retired CPS worker and is friends with the supervisor and other workers in the office. Drugs were found in the home and evidence provided and not one thing was done about the mother. The children are still allowed to be with her and they are suffering but every time CPS is called (which has been numerous times) everything gets swept under the rug.

  • be careful....

    I'm not saying she's innocent, but lets think about this. Any troubled teenager could make an allegation like this, and here is the result. Maybe, just MAYBE, this woman is innocent. Judge not lest ye be judged!

    • Tiff

      She admitted it.

  • Allison

    This is tragic and rude comments help no one. There is no excuse, but I wish there was an explanation. What would drive someone to do this? That the teenager was the legal age for sexual consent doesn't matter legally or ethically because the worker was in a job, a position of power, where she shouldn't have had that sort of relationship. What prompted the teenager to tell people? Working with abuse is a stressful job. Did she crack? One of her neighbors said she is a good parent. What will happen to her child/ren? Lives are being ruined here.

    • Jason412

      Lives are ruined every single day. That's just a reality of the criminal justice system. This lady deserves no more sympathy then anyone else who sexually assault's minors, if anything she deserves less sympathy because she is supposed to be taking the 16 year old out of a bad situation not putting him into a worse situation.

  • Rhonda

    could be falsely accused. things like that do happen

  • northforkfisher

    A black eye for the cps workers who give everything to make sure that kids are safe. It goes to show that nowhere is safe and all we can do is always be vigilant.

  • DWL

    Keeping them safe from the predators - CPS!!! I'll bet you she's a (d).

    • Gob

      Yeah, because no (r's) have ever done this to a child. Very intelligent comment.

    • IgnoranceReigns

      What does being a (d) or and (r) have to do with this situation? If you think the (r's) have an exclusive claim on morality and appropriate behavior you are delusional.