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Florida Child Welfare Investigator Arrested for Allegedly Lying about Home and Child Checks

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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QuaKeita Anderson, a former investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families, has been arrested on charges of misconduct and falsification of child-protective records that contributes to great bodily harm. According to a Florida DCF spokeswoman, the investigation found Anderson lied about visiting a home and conducting a report where child abuse had been reported. She also never conducted interviews with the family. Her actions led to further physical abuse against the child, alleges the spokeswoman.

The 27-year-old, Anderson, began working for DCF in 2007. She resigned on January 14, 2010; DCF had already started its investigation. Anderson is currently being held in jail on a $100,000 bail with a pretrial set for Saturday, July 24. Although it is unknown whether or not she has retained a Florida criminal defense attorney or Florida public defender, Anderson is entitled to legal representation for these serious criminal charges If you would like to read more on this story see Florida DCF investigates a former employee.

Physical abuse against a child may potentially have lifelong consequences, both physically and emotionally. Reported incidents of abuse should always be taken seriously. It takes a tremendous amount of courage for a person, especially the victim, to come forward and disclose the abuse. The people in positions to stop child abuse should never neglect their responsibilities.