A probation officer with the Florida Department of Corrections who was working out of Tarpon Springs has been arrested on a charge that he had a sexual relationship with a woman whose probation he was overseeing.
Jeffrey Thomas Desimone, 40, was arrested Thursday on a charge of sexual misconduct, which is a felony.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the woman — whose name was redacted from the report — was sentenced to state probation for dealing in stolen property. She was assigned to Desimone.
The arrest reports says the two had sexual contact on "several occasions" from February until June. Desimone admitted to this during an interview with agents, the arrest affidavit states.
He posted $5,000 bail and was released from the Pinellas County jail. His employment status could not be determined Saturday.