Sex Offender Working at Grocery Store as Cashier

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anonymous

Franklin, TN

#1 Aug 28, 2008
My friend and I who both live in Paducah often shop at our local grocery store. There is a harmless looking, friendly man who works nights there as a cashier. We have even had conversations about how friendly and nice the man is. He always speaks to our children and seems like a helpful employee.

I check the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry from time to time just to see if there is anyone in my neighborhood I should be concerned about. I checked the other day, and to my surprise, this "nice" man who works at the grocery store is registered for molesting a four year old. My jaw dropped. I would have never thought just by looking at him and talking to him that he would be capable of such a thing.

Since he is a cashier, he has access to people information, such as addresses on personal checks used to pay for their groceries. He is in a public job that allows him to meet people. He could easily pursue a woman that has children and molest again.

I don't know what to do about this. I want to call the store manager and curse them out for allowing a child molester to work at their store. I ask myself if this man deserves a second chance. He didn't give that child a chance. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to live. I just wondered how others felt about the situation.

Since: Jul 08

Gracey, KY

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Hi Anon,

If it were me, I would at least call the Store. They need to be aware of who they have working there. If they know about him already, I would sugget you remind them that he has such access to ppl & they would be held accountable if anything happens to someone due to their neglect by allowing him to have that position...JMO Good Luck!
reddog65

Paducah, KY

#3 Aug 28, 2008
I don't know where he's woking at but don't need to be where he can get his hands on that kind of info.
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#4 Aug 28, 2008
I called the store and talked to a manager. He gave me the number of a "big wig". I guess maybe the store owner or district manager. Of course that man didn't answer but I left a voicemail. The store manager I talked to didn't seem very concerned about it. I'll let you know if I hear from the "big wig".

Since: Jul 08

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Aug 28, 2008
No sex offender deserves a "second chance" - why would they? Second chance to do what, abuse some other innocent child?
Thank goodness you had the decency to call the manager.
If they do not get rid of him, I would tell them that I would notify the community that a sex offender is working there.
People don't need to be exposed to him.
reddog65

Paducah, KY

#6 Aug 28, 2008
Sex offender or not he has a right to have a job and make a living or have u rathere for him to be selling drugs to your kids or living on welfare.I just think he needs to be move somewhere eles so he can't get his hands on the customers imfo.
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#7 Aug 28, 2008
reddog65 wrote:
Sex offender or not he has a right to have a job and make a living or have u rathere for him to be selling drugs to your kids or living on welfare.I just think he needs to be move somewhere eles so he can't get his hands on the customers imfo.
I see what you mean. It might be different if he was unloading the truck or stocking groceries. I just don't think he should be working in a position where he is interacting with the public and has access to personal information.

“ Harm None Do What Ye Will”

Since: Jun 08

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#8 Aug 28, 2008
reddog65 wrote:
Sex offender or not he has a right to have a job and make a living or have u rathere for him to be selling drugs to your kids or living on welfare.I just think he needs to be move somewhere eles so he can't get his hands on the customers imfo.
i'd rather they were put to death like murders are because what they have done to the children they get their hands on is pretty much the same as murder !!!!
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#9 Aug 28, 2008
wykkan wrote:
<quoted text>i'd rather they were put to death like murders are because what they have done to the children they get their hands on is pretty much the same as murder !!!!
I agree with you. I think it's worse than murder. These sick pieces of s**t have ruined the children's lives they molest. They shouldn't even be allowed to walk the streets in my opinion.

But, they have rights. I am sure there is some kind of law that keeps employers from discriminating against them, but don't stick him at the cash register! He could go work in a factory or something. Somewhere with NO KIDS!!! I am very upset about this. I plan to keep calling the store manager until I can talk to him. I want to know if they were aware of his past before they hired him. If he didn't tell them, he should be fired. If they did know, shame on them!

Since: Jul 08

Gracey, KY

#10 Aug 28, 2008
The problem is is that sex offenders are never "cured". Especially those against children. They learn to "control" their urges....In the meantime, there are those that don't care what they do to children & will never stop until they're locked up.

It's awful that they're allowed back into the public!
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#11 Aug 28, 2008
Susan Galbreath wrote:
The problem is is that sex offenders are never "cured". Especially those against children. They learn to "control" their urges....In the meantime, there are those that don't care what they do to children & will never stop until they're locked up.
It's awful that they're allowed back into the public!
Hey Susan!

That's what I've always heard. It's like alcoholism. Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. Once a child molester, always a child molester. It's like a disease. So why are these people allowed to live in society, if they can never be rehabilitated?

I'm just so angry because this man was looking at my baby and my friends baby who are both 12 months old. He was talking about how cute they are. Now it makes me wonder HOW he was looking at our children. It just makes me sick!

Since: Mar 07

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#12 Aug 28, 2008
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Susan!
That's what I've always heard. It's like alcoholism. Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. Once a child molester, always a child molester. It's like a disease. So why are these people allowed to live in society, if they can never be rehabilitated?
I'm just so angry because this man was looking at my baby and my friends baby who are both 12 months old. He was talking about how cute they are. Now it makes me wonder HOW he was looking at our children. It just makes me sick!
You have every right to your anger, and justifiably so. I agree that this man should not be working a job where he has access to personal information that can be found on checks, especially when there are women and children who shop.

He does have the right to work, but I know for me personally, I would prefer to see him unloading a truck, where he is in the back, and away from children and information.

If the store manager does not do anything about this situation, I would stand outside and hand out fliers that there is a convicted sex offender inside the store. If they ask you to leave the property, you must, but then I would take myself to the sidewalk and hand out fliers or hold a picket protest there. As long as a protest is done peacefully, and within the confines of the law there is nothing they can do. Check with your local law enforcement for such regulations on protesting. I imagine if you call the store manager back and let him know that having him as an employee is his/her business but giving him access to such personal information is your business and that you are prepared to launch a legal and peaceful picket/protest unless something is done, this store manager will be more likely to listen. Unfortunately, nowadays people don't care, they just want cheap labor. But if you hit him where it hurts, his wallet, suddenly they become more compliant.

That is what I would suggest you do. If it was me, I would go there and if he looked at my child, I would put his eyes back in his head the hard way...but I do have a bit of a temper...j/k though.

I hope it all works out.
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#13 Aug 28, 2008
Straight Up wrote:
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You have every right to your anger, and justifiably so. I agree that this man should not be working a job where he has access to personal information that can be found on checks, especially when there are women and children who shop.
He does have the right to work, but I know for me personally, I would prefer to see him unloading a truck, where he is in the back, and away from children and information.
If the store manager does not do anything about this situation, I would stand outside and hand out fliers that there is a convicted sex offender inside the store. If they ask you to leave the property, you must, but then I would take myself to the sidewalk and hand out fliers or hold a picket protest there. As long as a protest is done peacefully, and within the confines of the law there is nothing they can do. Check with your local law enforcement for such regulations on protesting. I imagine if you call the store manager back and let him know that having him as an employee is his/her business but giving him access to such personal information is your business and that you are prepared to launch a legal and peaceful picket/protest unless something is done, this store manager will be more likely to listen. Unfortunately, nowadays people don't care, they just want cheap labor. But if you hit him where it hurts, his wallet, suddenly they become more compliant.
That is what I would suggest you do. If it was me, I would go there and if he looked at my child, I would put his eyes back in his head the hard way...but I do have a bit of a temper...j/k though.
I hope it all works out.
Great suggestion! I had thought about the fliers myself but I thought I would try and talk to the manager first. Since the man is on the sex offender registry, would it be illegal to print out the page with his picture on it? It's public information, so maybe not.

I haven't been back to the store since I found out. He's usually the only one working the register at night. I'm afraid I might lose my temper if I do go there, and have to go through his line. Guess I better stay away! I plan to call the "big wig" again tomorrow. I will let everyone know what I find out.

Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions.:)

Since: Jul 08

Gracey, KY

#14 Aug 28, 2008
Straight Up is so right!

When a child predator sets his or her sights on a child, they won't stop until they get their fix. They don't go after every child. They build up their feelings about the particular child & then act on it.

I remember once when the local news showed kids playing at a school & I called them & told them they shouldn't be doing that. They told the name of the school where the kids were playing. I told them that all it takes is one glance to get a predator's mind spinning about a particular child. By them showing where the child attends school, the predator can sit & wait for the right opportunity to make their move on the child.

They once showed the school my grandkids attend & I called them again & told them to stop. They showed a little girl walking by herself outside the school. That's exactly what these sickos look for.

Sorry about my rant but this kind of thing really bothers me....Anon, plz write me a note to my myspace w/ the name of the store 7 where you got the info from so I can make some calls too...If you picket, I'll be there!

Since: Jul 08

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Aug 28, 2008
reddog65 wrote:
Sex offender or not he has a right to have a job and make a living or have u rathere for him to be selling drugs to your kids or living on welfare.I just think he needs to be move somewhere eles so he can't get his hands on the customers imfo.
What do you mean, he has the right to a job?
What right is that....I've never heard of that before.
Usually, a past criminal record or prison would prevent a person from being hired.
And a sex offender??? This isn't a traffic ticket we're talking about here.
Why does he have the right to a job --- since when...he has no rights --- none at all --- at least, not in my book.
He should be stomped.

Bring back vigilante justice...
reddog65

Paducah, KY

#16 Aug 28, 2008
U r just as sick as he is.
anonymous

Franklin, TN

#17 Aug 28, 2008
Susan Galbreath wrote:
Straight Up is so right!
When a child predator sets his or her sights on a child, they won't stop until they get their fix. They don't go after every child. They build up their feelings about the particular child & then act on it.
I remember once when the local news showed kids playing at a school & I called them & told them they shouldn't be doing that. They told the name of the school where the kids were playing. I told them that all it takes is one glance to get a predator's mind spinning about a particular child. By them showing where the child attends school, the predator can sit & wait for the right opportunity to make their move on the child.
They once showed the school my grandkids attend & I called them again & told them to stop. They showed a little girl walking by herself outside the school. That's exactly what these sickos look for.
Sorry about my rant but this kind of thing really bothers me....Anon, plz write me a note to my myspace w/ the name of the store 7 where you got the info from so I can make some calls too...If you picket, I'll be there!
Hey Susan.

I sent you a message on myspace with the specifics. Let me know if you talk to anyone and I will do the same.

Since: Jul 08

Bowling Green, KY

#18 Aug 28, 2008
reddog65 wrote:
U r just as sick as he is.
Anyone who would take up for someone who sexually abused a child is the sick one. Maybe if he gets fired, he can come and work for you --- since he has the "right to a job," and all..
reddog65

Paducah, KY

#19 Aug 29, 2008
For your info I'm not taking up for what he did,but we don't know the whole story either just oneside.Maybe I'm wrong but i thought you was a Christian woman.

Since: Jul 08

Bowling Green, KY

#20 Aug 29, 2008
"the whole story?"

He's a convicted of sexually abusing a four-year-old child.

Four years old.

What else is there to know???
What "whole story" could make any excuse for what he did? As far as I'm concerned, he lost the right to gainful employment when he touched a child in an inappropriate way.
He should never even be allowed back into society.

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