Faculty Supervisor Arrested For Alleged Child Molestation

Kettrell Berry, a faculty supervisor from the San Diego Children's Center, was arrested on 25 counts of child molestation

A faculty supervisor from the San Diego Center for Children -- a non-profit organization and academy for troubled youths in Kearny Mesa -- has been arrested on 25 counts of child molestation, according to Dave McCaslin, CEO of the Center.

According to the sheriff department's jail booking log, Kettrell Berry, 49, was taken into custody Friday for allegedly having sex with children, among several other child molestation charges.

The log confirms Berry has been booked into San Diego Central Jail, where his bail is set at more than $1 million.

His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.

Berry worked for the San Diego Center for Children for nine years before being fired on Apr. 19.

On Saturday, McCaslin released a statement regarding Berry's arrest.

"We are saddened by the breach of trust that has occurred. In the Center’s 125 years of service in San Diego we have been a lifeline for over 10,000 children. We took immediate action by contacting the San Diego Police Department and Child Protective Services and have been partnering with them throughout the investigation," said McCaslin.

"The safety of our children is always our first priority and we are taking action to ensure their continued safety. We are committed to helping and protecting children and the action of one person will not deter us from providing the best possible care and hope for these children," he continued.

The San Diego Police Department would not confirm or discuss Berry's arrest at this time.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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