Florida Department of Children and Families – Former Worker Pleads Guilty to Falsification of Records

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A former investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families has resigned and pleaded guilty to official misconduct. The charge stemmed from a 2009 incident where the former investigator was suspected to falsified records and allowed the continued abuse of a 6-year-old boy. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted an investigation of 28-year-old Qua Keita Anderson. FDLE investigators found that Anderson had falsified records while investigation a case of suspected child abuse in Duval County involving Karla Castillo, the child’s mother, in July 2009. According Anderson’s records, an interview was conducted with the child and child’s father in 2009, by September the case was closed and no abuse was indicted. The family later moved to Highlands County where other abuse allegations were reported. A different DCF investigator investigated the abuse allegations and found a “failure to protect” and “physical abuse.” The charge was pressed against Anderson in July 2010, she pleaded guilty on March 22 and was sentenced to six months probation and 50 hours community service. Anderson also resigned on January 14 in lieu of termination. For more please read Former DCF investigator pleads guilty to official misconduct after falsifying records.