• UF Health hospital employee arrested, facing child sex crime charges

    By: Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police said a tip from Tumblr, a social media site, led to the arrest of a UF Health Jacksonville employee. Hospital leaders said he's since been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. 

    Action News Jax's Beth Rousseau is live outside the hospital with the latest on the employee's charges on FOX30. Click here to watch live

    Columbus Jeffrey, 42, faces multiples counts involving child porn and sexual battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 18, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

    Police also said Jeffrey had sex with someone without disclosing he had HIV.

    JSO said Tumblr noted nine files uploaded in June by an account linked to Jeffrey's IP address and profile.

    One the of uploads, police said, showed his face with a young male child captured on a cell phone. 

    Action News Jax reporter Russell Colburn spoke to a neighbor whose son used to play at Jeffrey's house. Watch the full story in the above media player or click here

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