OK, I'm failing to follow the logic of most of you. Yes, it is a horrible crime to sexually molest a child. He was caught and served his time. Now, he has found a job so that the State does not have to pay him to do nothing.
What is he supposed to do? He is not working with children. Is there some type of study that shows a child molester is going to move on to invalid adults?
Further, it was disclosed to the families of those for whom he is providing care. Rightly or wrongly, they've accepted the risk of placing their family in this person's care. This is no longer the State's business.
So, until the laws are changed to declare that child molester is to be jailed for life, the person has a right to be employed. What is he to do?
He could work on a farm, in a gas station, a retail store etc. He should not be in a position where he could potentially exploit someone disabled and unable to speak for themselves in a credible manner.
You wait and see he will strike again one day and this time it will be a victim who will be unable to speak for him/herself or out of sheer terror of being " hurt by the bad man again".
The state ought to be brought up on endangerment charges for this boneheaded move. Every family member that has a relative in the facility should demand he be removed or face losing residents to another facility one more responsible.
The town I live in just had a man who was convicted of molestation given the chance by the courts to live in a trailer park filled with kids, though he had not disobeyed his probation for 10 or so years and hurt another child, less than a week after having his probation extended by the judge for a prior residential arrangement that turned out to be too close to a forbidden area for him,he struck again and killed an innocent little boy.
He did not work alone this time, his father assisted in the molestation and the mother got her own personal pleasure in watching as well. They all 3 are jailed and up on murder charges along with a family friend who helped dump the body.
Let this be a lesson in someone not being able to be rehabbed. An innocent little boy is dead, at the hands of molesters that the courts failed to stop.