Locals call them “baby rapers” and vandalize the park at night, explains the park manager, who is himself also a sex offender.
One resident holds up a sack of dead rats someone stuck in his clothes dryer. At the park’s regular group therapy sessions—one of several crucial transitional services the Palace Mobile Home Park offers—one resident, convicted for flashing, voices his frustration that a probation officer alerted his employer of his sex criminal status.“I feel I’m set up for failure every day,” he complains.
More recently, an ongoing legal dispute between Jeff Shadowens, the landlord who owns Palace Mobile Home Park, and the manager of Florida Justice Transitions has thrown the future of the program into question over ,000 in allegedly unpaid rent on several trailers.“There isn’t anywhere else,” Hutchinson told ABC affiliate WFTS Tampa Bay in April.
Updated numbers actually peg the national count even higher, at over 805,000 registered sex offenders in 2016.
That makes for a vast number of sex offenders living on the street, living without access to counseling and support programs, and prone to committing sex crimes again.
The boy was sexually assaulted at the man's residence, the sheriff's news release said.
When West was taken into custody, a white substance was found on his person.