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Former Cowboys QB Jon Kitna Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Larry Lease

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Son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna has been arrested on child porn charges.Photo byScott Rodgerson/UnsplashonUnsplash

The son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna has been arrested on multiple charges related to child pornography. Jalen Kitna was a redshirt quarterback at the University of Florida. Fox 4 reports that police served a search warrant after receiving an online tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a Discord user distributing child sexual abuse material through the platform. The user was identified as Jalen Kitna.

Kitna said that after sharing his images, Kitna said his account was deactivated, and believed that someone reported him. Fox 4 says that Kitna's electronic devices were searched and police discovered more images of child sexual abuse material. Florida police booked Kitna on multiple counts of distribution of child exploitation material and multiple counts of possession of child porn. Kitna had played in four games at the University of Florida. The University Athletic Association released a statement to the media including Fox 4 saying:

"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 from the football program."

Police interviewed Kitna who admitted sharing the two images but claimed they were legal since he found them online. He could end up receiving a maximum of 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.Jon Kitna, his father, played for the Dallas Cowboys back in 2010 and 2011 and is the current head football coach at Burleson High School.

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