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FDLE arrests probation officer for sexual misconduct

 
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2018
 
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – FDLE Agents arrested State Correctional Probation Officer Jeffrey Thomas Desimone, 40, for sexual misconduct with an offender under his supervision.  Desimone was arrested yesterday evening, without incident, at the Florida Department of Corrections Probation Office, located at 1501 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida.   
 
On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 FDLE received a citizen complaint that Desimone had a sexual relationship with a probationer he supervised.  The subsequent investigation revealed that Desimone and the female probationer had sexual encounters on multiple occasions between February and June 2018. 
 
Desimone was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.  The Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit is prosecuting this case.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary, or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001