GRANDPA HAS A PAROLE OFFICER
Yesterday's story about a twice convicted sex offender, Grandpa, being allowed to have placement of his preteen granddaughter has got to be up there for the "Who is the crazy one?" award. Is it the grandpa or the people that fed him the child? A second place may go to the Department of Corrections which did not keep the offender from this child.
This story should not have been buried in a Saturday paper. The fact that the parole officer warned CPS about this guy and placed anyway IS NEWS!
The fact that CPS did not do it's homework on the placement family or didn't care...is newsworthy given the outcome and given how often this happens!
It is particularly newsworthy because of the government induced horror the little girl suffered. It is newsworthy because it cost the taxpayers $1.7 plus the court fees, plus the agency staff time, plus the lawyer fees, plus the counseling the girl will have for years, etc... and, of course, Grandpa's court fees will have to be paid. He is a third time offender. How about Granny? Do we think she knew what was going on?