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Former Child Protective Investigator Charged with Falsification of Records

 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) special agents today arrested Qua-Keita Anderson, 27, of Jacksonville, on charges of official misconduct, a third-degree felony; and falsification of child protective records which contributes to great bodily harm, a second-degree felony. Anderson is a former child protective investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Jacksonville office.

FDLE began its investigation after receiving information from DCF’s Office of Inspector General that Anderson falsified records. FDLE’s investigation found that in July 2009 Anderson was assigned a case after the Florida Abuse Hotline received a call of child abuse caused by the child’s mother in Duval County. According to Anderson’s investigative notes, she conducted a face-to-face interview with the child and the child’s father in August and subsequently closed the case in September and indicated no abuse had occurred.

In September, the Florida Abuse Hotline received another call on the family, who had moved to Highlands County. This time, the child protective investigator verified findings of “failure to protect” and “physical abuse.”

The investigation revealed that Anderson lied about visiting the home and conducting interviews with the family, which resulted in further physical abuse being incurred by the child.

Anderson was booked into the Duval County Jail.


For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001