Child Protective Investigator in Jackson County arrested

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (FDLE) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested former Department of Children and Families child protective investigator Jason Robert Kent, 44, for falsifying records. The DCF Office of Inspector General referred the case to FDLE and assisted in the investigation.

Kent’s case notes indicated that he conducted face to face interviews on seven child endangerment cases dating from December 2014 to April 2015. However, the investigation revealed that the subjects of the cases had not seen Mr. Kent before and had never spoken with him.

On November 27, 2017, an arrest warrant was obtained for Kent charging him with five felony counts of falsifying records. He was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail. The Jackson County State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit will prosecute the case.