Winter Haven Police Officer Accused of Having Sex with Teen

A 39-year-old Winter Haven police officer was arrested Saturday and charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Winter Haven police received a tip at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday about the relationship between the girl and the five-year member of the police department. Officers claim they found the two together alone in a room and contacted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to handle the investigation.

Both denied having sex at that time. But both allegedly told investigators they had consensual sex about four to five months ago at the man’s previous home in Winter Haven, according to an arrest affidavit.

Deputies arrested Kenna at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The man resigned from the police department in lieu of termination. He was hired as an officer on June 11, 2012.

He has been booked into Polk County Jail.

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