March 30, 2010
During my morning ritual today of reading the local newspapers online I came across something that made my stomach turn. While reading the Fayetteville Observer I read where a man was charged with sexual assault on a five year old. That not being the worst of it his wife was running a “daycare” out of her home….almost like a candy store for this man. Being a parent of a three year old little girl I understand times are hard and daycare is outrageous in some places and sometimes just not finically reasonable and you have to find other ways to accommodate your budget. But why let a registered sex offender have access to your child to save a buck? I did my research before writing this and this was not his first time! And his son who was also living at the address is a registered sex offender! I place the blame in several places one to the wife for allowing children to come into her home with the prior knowledge of her families “preference” and also to the parents for not doing there homework on who they were trusting there child with! I know there are people who are going to say that they may not have had the money to do a background check. I understand that niether do I but I went online and look on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry and found this man. Also they could have went to thier local law enforcement and asked! They could have pointed them into the right direction. My heart goes out to the familes that this family has destroyed and pray that they can recover.