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Counselor arrested for sexual relationship with minor
A 50-year-old Apalachicola woman, active in the community as a behavior and sexual violence counselor, has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a minor.
Kelley Mosley, 50, was arrested for lewd and lascivious battery upon a minor between
the ages of 12 and 18, a second degree felony.
After an extensive investigation by Lt. Baron Cortopassi,
stemming from multiple complaints since April, Sheriff A.J. Smith said in a
press release it was uncovered that Mosley began a sexual relationship with the
juvenile victim while she was a behavior counselor for Franklin County Schools.
Mosley was fired from the school but the relationship
continued. School officials said the firing was due to disciplinary matters,
but was not based on discovery of any sexual relationship with a student.
Initially, neither the suspect or juvenile victim confessed
to a relationship, nor was there enough evidence to effect an arrest, Smith
According to Mosleys Facebook page, she worked between 2017
and 2019 as site coordinator for Project Impact; between 2019 and 2020 as a behavior
interventionist with a grant funded program that provided education for
students who didnt do well in a traditional classroom setting; and since then
as a sexual violence case manager and counselor at Refuge House. Her LinkedIn account indicates she had worked as victim advocate at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sept. 28 at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement office
in Tallahassee, a recent former employer of Mosley’s shared with investigators
a text he received from Mosley admitting to intercourse with a juvenile and
that she was going to turn herself in.
Hours later, Mosley walked into FDLE and provided a full
confession to having sex multiple times and places with the victim. She voluntarily
surrendered her cellular phone and gave giving consent to examine it, Smith
said, after which it was revealed she had electronically sent graphic
photographs of herself to the juvenile.
The victim was subsequently interviewed and he too provided
a statement admitting to having intercourse and sexting.
Smith said an arrest warrant for lewd and lascivious battery
was executed. Pending charges for the sexting issue will be addressed by FDLE
upon return of search warrants with social media apps, he said.