Accused of Sexual Assault, Kern County Supervisor Takes Medical Leave

Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner has been placed on medical leave as calls mount for him to resign.

The news came two weeks after Scrivner was taken to the hospital with stab wounds inflicted by one of his children, who has accused him of sexual assault.

Interim Chief Administrative Officer Elsa Martinez was notified of Scrivner’s leave of absence on Monday, May 6. The supervisor had missed the board’s previous meeting.

Scrivner’s lawyer has denied the allegations against his client. As County News reported last week, the California Attorney General’s Office has gotten involved in the case to avoid a conflict of interest by the District Attorney’s Office, which is led by Scrivner’s aunt.