A Florida Probation Officer Sentenced to House Arrest

A Florida probation officer has been sentenced to house arrest for sexual misconduct with a client.

Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Cannoy of Cottondale was also placed on four years probation, fined $5,000 and ordered to complete 300 hours of community service.

Cannoy was accused of having a two-and-a-half year affair with a person he was supposed to be supervising.

He was a 17-year employee of the Florida Department of Corrections and most recently worked in the probation and parole office in Chipley.