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DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tavarus Treon Dennis for sexual battery on a minor. After thoroughly investigating, DCSO Criminal Investigative Division Detective Santana learned Dennis was engaging in sexual battery acts involving SEVERAL other underage individuals in DeSoto County over the last DECADE!
Detective Santana has been investigating this case since May 28, 2023, and confirms this is the third time Dennis has been arrested for the same offense. Previously, he was arrested twice by Arcadia Police Department, but the charges were declined by the courts. Throughout the investigation, Dennis fled to Pasco County, where the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigators located him in Wesley Chapel. As of Wednesday, June 21, he has been extradited to DeSoto County jail.
Sheriff Potter is proud of our detectives for investigating all possible leads in connection with this case, but we aren’t done yet! Our Criminal Investigative Division is continuing this investigation, and we ask if YOU have been directly affected by this individual, or if you have any information, please contact DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office at 863-993-4700. Remember any information is valuable information. You can report an anonymous tip to SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).