Is someone eventually going to decide to pass some legislation requiring a sex offender background check for ANYONE working with children? One incident after another hits the news, and people express their outrage, yet nothing is being done about it.
In an article I located, an after-school volunteer admitted to raping a 7 year old girl in Irvington, New Jersey. This volunteer was even able to get the child out of school to his apartment, even though no one knows how. The worst part about this whole incident is that he had been indicted 10 years earlier for sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. However, he was only convicted to three years probation on the lesser charge.
HOWEVER, no one from the local school board thought to even run a background check which would have shown that this volunteer was most definitely not suited for the job. That is some of the worst accountability ever, but keeps repeating itself. This incident was exposed when the girl eventually told her grandmother what was happening, who then called police.
Now just think for a second about the consequences of these actions on that girl. What will here life be like? What will people say about her? Chances are she never emotionally recovered from this heinous crime.
If you are a parent, supervisor, mentor,, or whatever, and even have a suspicion about any such activity, run a sex offender background check to make sure you are not dealing with a bigger problem. The search is free from the FBI, and you should never pay. Often times, screening sites will try to charge you up to $10 for the service, so be aware.
To search the national FBI sex offender registry click here.
The story can be read in full at the link below.
Irvington after-school volunteer admits raping 7-year-old girl
School board member Kenneth Waller said Screven should have conducted the background check and that failure to do so violated school policy as well as the …