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.
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.