by Bill Kisliuk
Prosecutors are considering new charges against juvenile boot camp operator Kelvin McFarland, who is already facing extortion and false imprisonment charges for a 2011 incident.
On Wednesday Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Caroline Lugo told L.A. County Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz she needs more time with McFarland’s case. “We may be filing on other [matters],” Lugo told the court. “That decision has not been made.”
McFarland, operator of Family 1st Growth Camp for at-risk youth, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an incident involving a 14-year-old Pasadena girl. He is accused of demanding payment from the girl’s parents before handcuffing her and taking her to a relative’s home in May 2011.