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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
June 10, 2016
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla.—The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General (OIG) last night arrested Correctional Officer Sergeant Vivian Roath following an OIG criminal investigation. Roath has been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a State Correctional Institution, Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a State Correctional Institution and Sexual Misconduct.

Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Roath to the Wakulla County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.  

Please see the attached affidavit and warrant. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.

Any information which may reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of any sexual offense. 119.071(2)(h)1; 28 CFR 115, Department of Justice (2012).


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