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Investigation: Jalen Kitna shared child pornography photos in June

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Suspended Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna shared an image of an adult man having sex with a minor, according to police. The investigation began in June.

On June 23rd, the Gainesville (Florida) Police Department received a tip that a Discord user had uploaded two images. TMZ Sports is reporting that the user had the account name “jjkit7#8147.”

Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna warms up before the start of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide
Jalen Kitna warms up before the start of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

The tip said that the images in question were uploaded on June 21st.

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During their investigation, it was determined that the account in question belonged to Kitna. The investigation also found that Kitna shared a picture of a minor exposing herself.

Kitna allegedly shared the images in question during a chat with two Discord users, according to the police. The person on the other end allegedly said “Wait what. Dude. Are they under 18. Bruh. Nooo.” after receiving the pictures.

A search warrant was issued on Wednesday at Kitna’s residence. Kitna gave the authorities his phone when they came to search his home.

On his phone, according to TMZ Sports, the authorities found three additional child sexual abuse photos. Two nude juveniles were allegedly in different poses.

He was granted bail on Thursday after a bond hearing. His father Jon Kitna spoke during the hearing.

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The younger Kitna is facing five separate child pornography charges.

At this time, the Gators have called the charges “extremely concerning.” However, he has not been dismissed from the program yet.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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