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Authorities took an Inverness woman and Citrus County Renaissance Center employee into custody on allegations she had a sexual relationship with a student of the Lecanto school.

Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit and the United States Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended 36-year-old Kristin Jarvis on Friday, Oct. 26. 

Kristin Jarvis MUG

Kristin Jarvis

According to the sheriff’s office, the agency was informed April 18 about illicit interactions between Jarvis and a then-17-year-old boy and student at the Renaissance Center while Jarvis worked at the school as a paraprofessional.

Jonathan Richey, a detective with the sheriff’s Special Victims Unit, gathered enough evidence to support the boy’s allegations against Jarvis.

A warrant was issued Wednesday to arrest Jarvis, charging her with sexual battery by an authority figure, sexual battery by someone in custodial authority, human trafficking, traveling to meet a minor, child neglect and contributing to a minor’s delinquency.

Jarvis was booked into the county jail without a bond.

Under contract with the Citrus County School District, the Ocala-based Silver River Mentoring and Instruction (SRMI) organization operates the Renaissance Center, a schooling program for 5th-12th-grade students who've been expelled from the school district system.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916,  bthompson@chronicleonline.com or visit tinyurl.com/yxn2ahso to see more of his stories.

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