A minor who says she was seduced by a 31-year-old employee of the treatment center she was in has filed a lawsuit against the man and the center.

In February, Trone Jackson, West Jordan, allegedly fondled the girl, who was 16 at the time, and asked her for sex while caring for her at the Copper Hills Youth Center, an adolescent residential treatment center in West Jordan that deals with at-risk youth, according to the lawsuit filed in 3rd Distrcit Court.

The center's chief operations officer, Holden Holt, declined to comment. Jackson has been unavailable for comment.

According to the lawsuit, the girl was placed in the custody of the center by the Utah State Division of Protective Services in September 1999. She met Jackson in December 1999.

Jackson in February had physical contact, including kissing and fondling, with the girl while alone in the center's gym and later in a backroom, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit says the girl deteriorated mentally to the point her therapist recommended she be moved to the Utah State Hospital.

The lawsuit asks for $1 million in damages from Jackson and the center.