SEC QB reportedly facing charges related to child pornography
A quarterback for the Florida Gators has reportedly been arrested on charges related to child pornography.
According to CBS 4 News in Gainesville, Florida QB Jalen Kitna was arrested for two counts of child exploitation material and three counts of possession of child pornography. Kitna was reportedly investigated following a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
A Gainesville police spokesperson says UF Quarterback Jalen Kitna was arrested on charges relating to child pornography https://t.co/Nyo2zhNqy2
— CBS4 News Gainesville (@mycbs4) November 30, 2022
According to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), they and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) served a search warrant at 2308 SW 38th Drive #6.
GPD says they received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip says that a Discord user distributed an image of child sexual abuse material.
Kitna was a member of Florida’s 2021 recruiting class. He has been suspended indefinitely.
Statement from the UAA re Jalen Kitna: “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna. These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the UAA have zero tolerance for such behavior. Jalen has been suspended indefinitely.”
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) November 30, 2022