Sunday, April 28, 2019

Anne Marie LaFlamme of WXYZ Detroit simply cannot believe people advocate against the registry

This smiling idiot is Anne Marie LaFlamme of WXYZ in Detroit. (For those keeping score, this is actually the second time this month we are featuring WXYZ crew. They must be drinking that Flint Water.)

The sweeps week article is bad enough to be featured here, but it was followed up by LaFlamme's Twitter rant after receiving criticism from anti-registry and registry reform activists, who questioned her shoddy yellow journalist reporting tactics. See the Tweets below the report.

If you want to educate Anne Marie LaFlaming Fucktard, then here's her Twitter and Facebook rants; on the Facebook link she refers to anti-registry respondents as "trolls." 

Detroit's Most Wanted: Sex offender sweep
Posted: 3:34 PM, Apr 25, 2019  Updated: 10:01 PM, Apr 25, 2019
By: Ann Marie LaFlamme
(WXYZ) — Police have been working around the clock trying to lock up non-compliant sex offenders because they are such a danger to families in metro Detroit. But once they've exhausted all of their resources, they need you to help lock up Detroit's Most Wanted.

"We’ve conducted the sweeps, we’ve hit as many doors as possible, we need Detroit’s Most Wanted – we need the viewers of Detroit's Most Wanted – to help us find these offenders so that we can make sure a child doesn’t get victimized," said Deputy Rob Watson with the U.S. Marshals DFAT.

Statistics show Michigan ranks nationwide as the fourth when it comes to convicted sex predators at large. 

Michigan State Police: 12 sex offenders arrested in Macomb, Oakland & Wayne counties
"We have one of the largest populations of non-compliant sex offenders," Watson said.

He added that despite law enforcement's aggressive action in keeping people on the Michigan Sex Offender registry accountable, our state has a problem with offenders refusing to check in.

"It’s pretty simple, if they follow that then they’re not gonna be bothered," said Trooper Brenda Hoffmann with the Michigan State Police.

These men and women deciding to do things their own way, and refusing to let police know where they are.


"They’re all convicted of the sex crimes that got them on the registry – different variables as far as the victims ages – we had some adults as victims, we had some children as victims," Hoffmann said.

That's why this week, Michigan State Police and the US Marshals pooled their resources and hit the streets locking up more than a dozen non-compliant sex offenders.

"They are predators, they are deviants and they could live next door to you," Watson said. "This whole program is to make people aware. Make people aware of their surrounding so that they know who is living next door to them."

Like Scott Bedola, of Clinton Township. He's a tier three sex offender. He's classified as the most dangerous of predators and is required to register for the rest of his life. He's been on the run since 2011.

"The problem is, when they choose not to register, there’s a reason why there doing that," Watson said.


Marcus Bryant last registered in Hamtramck. He's convicted of trying to accost a child for immoral purposes. He was sent back to prison in 2017 for not registering and once again became a fugitive in 2018.

"The folks who are convicted of these crimes, we hope that they stop, we hope that they learn from their behavior, we hope that they get rehabilitated but the fact is we need to make sure that they’re not targeting anyone else," Watson said."

There's Kevin Cracchiolo of Eastpoint, Enson Lopez of Pontiac and Mark Putek of Westland.


"Maybe they’re targeting another child, maybe they’re harming somebody else and they don’t want people to know," Watson said.

River Rouge, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Mt. Clemens – these crimes and these offenders span metro Detroit.

"Sex offenders, male, female, every ethnicity it doesn’t matter," Watson said. "There’s no specific profile of sex offenders."

That's why Action News is working with law enforcement through Detroit's Most Wanted to give you the tools you need to hold these convicted sex offenders accountable.

"We really want the community to look at these pictures that we’re gonna put up – these non-compliant offenders," Watson said. "If you see these people, please contact law enforcement, let us know where these people are, we can only do so much with the information that we have.

Sex offenders prey in every neighborhood, and they could be hiding in yours. Click here to view a map to see where these men and women are near you.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Boy Scouts of America wants to bypass the concept of innocent until proven guilty by creating a registry for those merely accused of a sex crime

Let's just bypass this whole criminal justice thing and make a registry for someone merely suspected of committing a crime. What could possibly go wrong,huh?

5:10 PM 04/24/2019 | US
Mary Margaret Olohan | Reporter

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) proposed creating a suspected sex offender registry in a statement Tuesday in efforts to control backlash over sex abuse within the organization.

BSA responded to Tuesday allegations from lawyers that 200 Boy Scout leaders sexually abused minors. The law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates revealed the Boy Scouts’ infamous “perversion files” mentioned the accused leaders. These files contained allegations of sexual abuse that the Boy Scouts of America kept secret.

The organization suggested creating a national registry for suspected sex offenders as a way of combating sexual abuse within youth organizations. (RELATED: Law Firms Asking Boy Scouts To Name 200 Leaders Accused Of Sexual Abuse)

“We fully support and advocate for the creation of a national registry overseen by a governmental entity, similar to the national sex offender registry, of those who are suspected of child abuse or inappropriate behavior with a child, and thus allowing all youth-serving organizations to share and access such information,” Boy Scouts of America said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“We are eager to share the information contained in our database with other youth serving organizations,” said Erin Eisner, Chief Strategy Officer for the Boy Scouts of America in prepared remarks provided to TheDCNF.

“Our vision, and one shared by others working hard in this space to protect youth, is that all youth serving organizations would be required to track and document those adults who have harmed children or have been suspected of harming children and report this information into a national registry.”

Eisner said that this registry would be similar to the Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public Website in that their mutual goal is “the creation of a registry for those who seek to work with children.”

“This would reduce the risk that potential abusers could gain access to children by moving or going to another youth-serving organization after being removed,” Eisner said. “We are working with other groups and organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the CDC to see how we can assist in this critical development. We’ve also called on Congress to partner in these efforts and to develop legislative mechanisms to facilitate this national database into a reality.”

The statement also claims that the Boy Scouts of America have never knowingly employed anyone accused of sexual abuse. However, Anderson argues that this is not the case.

“All the pledges and promises from the Boy Scouts of America fall short,” Anderson said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The reality is, they have to identify the names of thousands of offenders from their secret files. The Boy Scouts need to come clean and inform the communities who these people are, what they did, and where they are today.”

Anderson insists that failure to release the names of the thousands of accused indicates that The Boy Scouts of America fall short in protecting children. “Through a simple keystroke, they have the ability today to release the names and locations of every offender that sexually abused children. Absent that, any effort, promise, pledge, practice is falling short of protecting kids. This is a time for action and truth, not a time for excuses, promises or policies.”

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Since today is Easter, let us take a moment to read a story that'll likely make you respond, "Jesus Christ!"

Jesus's likely reaction to this story
Okay folks, it is Easter Sunday, and I have the perfect story to read while enjoying your Cadbury eggs and Easter hams. Think you've heard it all? I've think I've found the furthest reaches of the Internet. This one will be hard to top.

How recognising Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse might help shift Catholic culture
There are good theological grounds for recognising a connection between Christ and those who have been subjected to abuse

David Tombs
1 day ago

The crisis of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, and the institutional denial and cover up, has left many people of faith shocked by the lack of appropriate response towards survivors.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, the president of the Australian bishops’ conference, has called for a Copernican revolution on sexual abuse in the church and a shift in Catholic culture so that abuse survivors, not clergy, shape the church response.

In an interview with Crux, published during the recent Vatican summit on sexual abuse, he also compared victims of clergy abuse to Christ crucified. "Unless you see what's happened to the abused has happened to Christ and that therefore, they're Christ crucified in their needs, all the external command sin the world won't do it."

In our work, Rocio Figueroa Alvear and I have interviewed sexual abuse survivors and show that recognising Jesus as an abuse victim can help them, and help the church to change.

There are good theological grounds for recognising a connection between Christ and those who have been subjected to abuse. The words of Jesus in Matthew 25:31-46 say that what is done to others is also done to Christ, and this has been explored in the work of Beth Crisp.

In Matthew 25, and presumably in the words of Archbishop Coleridge, this connection is at a theological or metaphorical level. But recent work has offered a strong argument to go beyond the theological connection and to see a more literal historical connection. In my own work, and writings by Elaine Heath, Rev Wil Gafney and Australian theologian Rev Michael Trainor, it is argued that Jesus does not just share theologically in the abuse, but that he himself experienced sexual abuse during the crucifixion.

This may seem outlandish at first. When Katie Edwards and I wrote on stripping as sexual abuse, many comments showed readers were perplexed that we could be seriously suggesting this. For many people, the initial reaction is to be startled and shocked. Some ask whether it is meant to be a serious suggestion, or say it is just jumping on a #MeToo bandwagon. However, as Linda Woodhead points out, if you look at it more closely you may start to think differently.

The torture practices of military regimes in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s offer two key lessons for understanding crucifixion. First, the torture was a way for the military authorities to send a message to a much wider audience. Anyone who opposed the military would know what to expect.

Second, sexual violence was extremely common in torture practices. Sexual violence was a very powerful way to physically and psychologically attack a victim and his or her dignity. Sexual humiliation and shaming victims could destroy their sense of self and stigmatise them in the eyes of others.

The use of crucifixion by the Romans fits with both of these. Crucifixion was a form of state terror which threatened and intimidated many more people than the victims themselves. The way that prisoners were stripped and crucified naked was an obvious way to humiliate and degrade them, and should be recognised as a form of sexual abuse.

In research published this month, we interviewed a small group of Peruvian middle-aged male survivors of clergy abuse on how they respond to the historical argument that Jesus was a victim of sexual abuse. We had interviewed this group before on how the sexual abuse they had experienced when they were teenagers and young men had impacted on their lives.

In these new interviews, we asked if they had considered Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse and how they viewed the historical and biblical evidence for it. We also asked if any such recognition could be helpful for them and other abuse survivors, or the wider church.

Most interviewees were initially surprised by the idea, but saw no problem in accepting the historical evidence and argument. Only one participant initially said that not enough evidence was presented to show it was sexual abuse but he later explained that he saw Jesus’ nakedness as a form of complete powerlessness.

Participants were evenly split on the question whether it would help them. About half felt it would not but the other half spoke positively of the connection it created between Jesus and survivors.

On the significance for the wider church, all of the participants agreed, without hesitation, that it would have a positive impact. All of them suggested that church ministries, clergy and lay, should embrace this topic.

They felt it would help the church to achieve more solidarity with survivors, and also, a more realistic and historic vision of Jesus. If the wider Church embraced this history and deepened it theologically, it might help towards changes in the church which prioritise survivors, and ensure they are treated with more compassion and solidarity. If the church is seeking a Copernican revolution on sexual abuse, recognising the experience of Jesus for what it was is surely an appropriate starting place.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Jamestown NY school superintendent Bret Apthorpe is apparently willing to go to federal prison to deny RCs the chance to vote

Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown NY's superintendent, is apparently fine with violating Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights, and Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.

Title 18, U.S.C., Section 245 explains what are Federally Protected Activities that are protected by sections 241 and 242 and the very first is “1) This statute prohibits willful injury, intimidation, or interference, or attempt to do so, by force or threat of force of any person or class of persons because of their activity as:
a) A voter, or person qualifying to vote…;”

Since Apthorpe threatened to use armed goons to "escort" registrants attempting to vote off school grounds, add 18 U.S. Code § 594. Intimidation of voters to the list. 

Despite Executive Order, Jamestown Public Schools Will Turn Away Registered Sex Offenders During Budget Vote and School Board Election
APRIL 17, 2019

James School Board president Paul Abbott and school superintendent Bret Apthorpe.

JAMESTOWN – Governor Andrew Cuomo may have signed an executive order that gives voting rights to registered sex offenders, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be showing up and voting at Jamestown Public Schools anytime soon.

Last year Cuomo signed an executive order that allows thousands of parolees across the state vote, including registered sex offenders. But state law also says that any sex offender has to have the written authorization of the school superintendent to enter school property.

On Tuesday night School Superintendent Bret Apthorpe informed the School board he would not be giving that authorization to sex offenders who wish to vote on the upcoming school budget.

“I will not give written authorization to any convicted sex offender or pedophile to be on school property. We will have each of the three locations manned by a School Resource Officer or ‘red shirt’ – which is an off-duty police officer. They will be given the pictures and names of all the sex offenders or pedophiles in the voting area. If any of them show up they will be escorted off the property,” Apthorpe said.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Kim Russell of WXYZ News in Detroit's misandry is showing.

After my recent ordeals, I'm far more sensitive to cases of false allegations. People unfamiliar with how the system works needs to be reminded of a few things. First, there are thousands of folks who have pleaded guilty to crimes because if you take a case to the box and you lose, you serve far more time than pleading out. Second, when you take a plea, you cannot deny any details of the allegations.

Most importantly, this is a reminder to be careful when you decide to speak out. You really need to research the person interviewing you. Just looking at the Twitter page of Kim Russell of WXYZ in Detroit, I would never have granted this misandrist, biased yellow BROWN "journalist" an interview.

If I've learned one thing in my decade and a half of dealing with the media is to never talk about your own case. Never, never, NEVER allow yourself to be interviewed about your past.

Convicted sex offender speaks out as he opens a church in Monroe with his wife
Posted: 6:48 PM, Apr 17, 2019  Updated: 5:48 PM, Apr 17, 2019
  By: Kim Russell

MONROE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Lighthouse of Deliverance House of Prayer just opened in Monroe in an old church building on Franklin Street. A man reached out to 7 Action News with concerns that a pastor there, who is a convicted sex offender, could be a danger to children who attend.

Gerald and Louise McWilliams, who have been married for more than thirty years, are both listed as pastors of the church.

WXYZ reached out to them about the concerns and both agreed to speak with us.

“My mistake was writing a letter,” said Gerald McWilliams of what he did wrong.

At the time of the interview WXYZ had only a copy of an information report filed with Monroe County Circuit Court. It indicated he pleaded guilty to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, saying “defendant and victim were related by blood or affinity to the third degree.”

Court records also indicated the victim was underage.

The McWilliams tell WXYZ they raised their niece and, when she became a teenager, she didn’t cover herself up well, so he wrote her a letter.

WXYZ asked if Gerald McWiliams ever touched the victim.

“No. I never touched her. She even indicated that,” he said.

“It breaks my heart to know she plotted this against us. I have had this in my heart for 20 years,” said Louise McWilliams.

Louise said she wanted people voicing concerns on social media about her husband's past to remember that scripture says judge not, lest you be judged by God.

The couple blamed the victim for what happened and for WXYZ covering the controversial opening of their church, even when WXYZ explained the victim did not reach out to us.

“I don’t understand why this child would keep this going,” said Louise McWilliams.

Then 7 Action News obtained a police report, which tells a different story. It says there was touching, that Gerald McWilliams went into his niece’s bedroom. She woke to his hand approaching her privates.

The police report indicated he told her he wanted to have sex.

She moved away and told him to leave.

Then he gave her an obscene letter describing the sex acts her uncle wanted to do to her. It says McWilliams admitted to touching and the letter when he pleaded guilty.

WXYZ asked the couple if Gerald McWilliams is a danger to any families that bring young girls to the church.

“Right now you see this church. You see the window back there. It is the nursery. It will never be covered,” said Louise McWilliams referencing the fact there were no curtains.

She continued on, stating that the basement was not in use and would remain locked. Her husband interrupted her and told her he didn’t feel she had answered the question. She then said she does not think he is a danger to children who attend.

Gerald said he is not the true pastor of the church, so his history should not influence the success of the church. He said his wife is the true pastor. Church paperwork in the building lists them both as pastors.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Amendment to FloriDUH's HB 987 will make it impossible to stay in a hotel while visiting the land of Duh

If this bill passes and you are dragged to Florida to face a false allegation case like I have been, then forget about finding a hotel if this passes. The idiot responsible for this is State Rep David Santiago. Here's where you can contact this bald bastard.

CALL TO ACTION: Oppose HB 987: Public Lodging Establishments
Apr 17, 2019 | 0 comments

On April 10th, The Florida House of Representatives amended House Bill 987: Public Lodging Establishments, to require Persons required to register as sex offenders report to the Sheriff’s office where they will be staying, 48 hours before an intended stay at a Public Lodging Establishment, regardless of how long they will stay at the location!

In addition, operators of a Public Lodging Establishment who have a Person required to register as a sex offender staying at or within 1000 feet of their establishment, must notify all guests staying there.

Not only will this be impossible to comply with (you will need to report to the local Sheriff 48 hours before even arriving!), but burdens the travel rights of persons who have served their time and without any individualized assessment of their risk to the community.

It is IMPORTANT that you contact your legislator to tell them to OPPOSE this bill! NOW!

A copy of the Amendment can be found here:

A copy of the Bill can be found here:

You can find your Representative here:

Substitute Amendment for Amendment (692451) by
5 Representative Goff-Marcil (with title amendment)
(Note this change was filed by Santigo, not Goff-Marcil though I see no real difference between the two)

6 Between lines 60 and 61, insert:

7 Section 1. Section 509.245, Florida Statutes, is created
8 to read:

9 509.245 .-- Certain registration for public lodging
10 establishments.—A sexual offender as defined in s. 944.606(1)
11 must, 48 hours before arrival at a public lodging establishment
12 as defined in s. 509.242, register at the sheriff’s office in
13 the county where the sex offender is temporarily residing
14 following the process set forth in s. 775.21, regardless of the
15 length of stay at the public lodging establishment. A property
16 owner or operator who has been notified that a sexual offender
17 is staying at their property or is staying within 1,000 feet of
18 their property must notify all other guests staying at the
19 property. The division may fine, suspend, or revoke the license
20 of any public lodging establishment owner when the rental is not
21 in compliance with the requirements of this section. Every
22 Internet advertisement or online posting of a public lodging
23 establishment as defined in s. 509.242 must prominently display
24 the complete physical street address of the public lodging
25 establishment along with a link to a website created by the
26 Department of Law Enforcement, pursuant to s. 943.043, to notify
27 the public of any information regarding sexual predators. Such
28 advertisement or posting must also prominently display a link to
29 s. 943.0435, and state “Every sexual offender and sexual
30 predator intending to stay at a location in Florida is required
31 by Florida law to register in accordance with s. 509.245.”

Friday, April 12, 2019

Add milk truck driver to jobs a registered person can't do, at least in Iowa

I am admittedly on the fence about this one. I personally wouldn't take any job that makes people think I'm out trying to have contact with kids for this very reason, but honestly, when would a person making a delivery to a back dock of a building have contact with anyone inside a school?The amount of coverage this article gives to this story is astounding.

Sex offender stops school milk deliveries
Mark Mahoney  Apr 8, 2019 Updated Apr 8, 2019

REGIONAL—A registered sex offender is no longer delivering milk to three N’West Io­­wa schools.

Up until about March 20, Christopher James Driesen of Inwood had been delivering milk since last fall to the George-Little Rock and Rock Valley school districts and to Western Christian High School in Hull.

The 35-year-old Driesen had been delivering milk to the schools for Rock Valley-based Scott’s Dairy, which is owned by his father, Scott Driesen.

However, what the younger Driesen was doing is illegal, said special agent Scott Lamp of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Iowa Sex Offender Registry Unit.

By delivering milk to schools, Driesen — who had to register as a sex offender in Iowa for felony sex-abuse crimes against juvenile fe­­males he was convicted of 11 years ago in Sioux County — violated Iowa Code Section 692A.113.

Lamp described Iowa Code Section 692A.113 as “the ex­­clusion zones law under the sex offender code.”

According to one part of Iowa Code Section 692A.113, a sex offender who has been convicted of a sex crime against a minor shall not “operate, manage, be em­­ployed by, or act as a contractor or volunteer at a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, child-care facility or public library.”

‘You can’t do that’

“In no certain terms, he cannot be an employee or a subcontracted employee at any time on school property, regulated day-care property or library property,” Lamp said of Driesen. “He can’t loiter within 300 feet of those properties.”

Lamp said a school district superintendent or a school’s head administrator may give written permission for a registered sex offender like Driesen to attend school activities, but not for employment on school grounds.

“A superintendent can write a letter for somebody that is a sex offender with a minor victim who wants to attend, let’s say, a Friday night football game,” Lamp said.

“Presence upon school property is for school activities,” he said. “Presence upon school property does not apply to employment.”

Lamp again referred to Iowa Code Section 692A.113, specifically pointing out that employment includes volunteering, according to state law.

“Volunteering means em­­ployment in the Code,” Lamp said.

In March, Lamp’s office in Sioux City received complaints through the Iowa Sex Offender Registry website about Driesen delivering milk to N’West Iowa schools.

“I had sent an e-mail out to a couple of different schools,” Lamp said. “I basically told these superintendents that if they know anybody that has these types of agreements, it’s done.”

He re-em­phasized that a school district superintendent or a school’s head administrator cannot authorize employment authorization to a registered sex offender who has sexually abused a minor victim.

“If you have those agreements for presence upon school property for the delivery of milk, you can’t do that because the superintendent doesn’t have the authority when it comes to employment,” Lamp said.

“If you have those agreements on file, they need to be rescinded immediately,” he said. “You should do it in writing.”

‘Clarified expectations’

George-Little Rock superintendent John Eyerly confirmed that Driesen had delivered milk to what he called “non-student areas” at the district’s elementary school building in George and combined elementary/middle school structure in Little Rock.

“It was just right into the door of that lunchroom area and to a cooler and then back out,” Eyerly said of Driesen’s milk deliveries to George-Little Rock. “Again, it was just inside the door, bring it to the cooler and then out — not in any student areas.”

Eyerly spoke with Lamp for the first time on Wednesday, April 3, about Driesen delivering milk to George-Little Rock school buildings.

“He clarified expectations for schools,” Eyerly said. “He sent me the statute. The agent clarified the information about the statute and the expectations for schools.”

Lamp had sent an e-mail to George-Little Rock nearly three weeks ago about the Driesen situation, but Eyerly said he never received it until Lamp sent it again on Wednesday, April 3.

“He had sent it to other schools on March 19, but I didn’t get anything — and he didn’t send it to me,” Eyerly said, noting that Lamp’s e-mail had been sent to some sort of generic George-Little Rock e-mail address. “It never came to me.”

“He clarified some things back on March 19,” Eyerly said. “I wasn’t in the office on March 19, but when I got back on the 20th, I didn’t see anything like that.”

After his conversation with Lamp, Eyerly rescinded the written permission Driesen previously had been given for being on school grounds while delivering milk.

“I want to stress that at no times were there any safety issues for students,” Eyerly said.

‘In place of his dad’

From what interim Western Christian principal Harlan De Vries could recall, Driesen’s father, Scott, had a stroke last fall and was unable to deliver milk to the N’West Iowa schools that Scott’s Dairy serves.

“Chris came around shortly after that occurred and in­­formed me that he was listed with the sex abuse registry in the state of Iowa, but wanted to know if I would allow him on the grounds to deliver milk to the school in place of his dad,” De Vries said. “We were trying to be helpful to the family.”

De Vries granted Driesen written permission in mid-October and Driesen started arriving between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. to Western Christian’s kitchen area on the couple of days a week he delivered milk for the school’s lunch program.

“There’s never a student on campus at that time,” De Vries said. “The head cook, for example, has mentioned he oftentimes — if not always — had another adult with him, so that was somewhat reassuring to me, too.”

Driesen’s milk deliveries to Western Christian stopped as of March 20, when De Vries received an e-mail from Lamp that said what Driesen was doing was not allowed by Iowa Code Section 692A.113.

“That came as a surprise to me because I was not aware of that at all,” De Vries said. “Once I received notice of that, I issued a letter to the Driesens — to his parents — informing them that I had to renege on the letter that I had sent to them earlier and that he was no longer allowed on our premises.”

He confirmed that Western Christian will continue to receive milk from Scott’s Dairy through the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

“We’re contracted with them for the year,” De Vries said.

When asked to comment for the story, Rock Valley superintendent Chad Janzen responded in an e-mail:

“I don’t have any comment other than that we have followed all the directives of local law enforcement. When this issue was brought to our attention, we followed the directives of law enforcement.”

‘It needs to stop’

When reached by phone Thursday evening, April 4, Judith Driesen, Scott Driesen’s wife, confirmed that her husband had a stroke in October.

She said he has not been delivering milk since then.

Scott’s Dairy delivers milk to 17 schools in the northwest corner of Iowa.

When asked about their son Christopher Driesen helping out with milk deliveries to N’West Iowa schools, Judith Driesen said, “You know what? I’m not even going there, OK?”

She hung up the phone shortly thereafter, ending the conversation.

When reached by phone Friday morning, April 5, Scott Driesen said his family did not know that his son delivering milk to the grounds of N’West Iowa schools was illegal until recently.

“It was approved by his parole officer,” Scott Driesen said. “He got approved by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, Sioux County Sheriff’s Department and every superintendent in every school that I deliver to.

“Chris was only going by his parole officer,” he said. “He did everything he was supposed to do.”

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Nate Huizenga said his department did not give Christopher Driesen special permission to deliver milk to the grounds of schools in the county.

“Not that I’m aware of,” Huiz­­enga said. “We never gave him any permission to do that.”

The sheriff’s office was only made aware of Christopher Driesen delivering milk to N’West Iowa schools by an e-mail from Lamp in March.

“We hadn’t gotten any complaints that this was occurring,” Huizenga said.

Regarding a registered sex offender like Christopher Driesen working in Sioux County, Huizenga said, “They’re required to check in with us if they’re working in our county.

“They have to know what their rights are,” Huizenga said. “They have to know what they can or can’t do. If they violate those, they can be charged.”

Lamp confirmed he spoke with Christopher Driesen on March 19 about him delivering milk to N’West Iowa schools.

“He personally knows who I am,” Lamp said. “He knows my status as a law enforcement officer assigned to the DCI, especially the sex offender registry unit.

“With that in mind, I had a conversation with him,” he said. “I said, ‘We’re hearing complaints. If that’s the case, it needs to stop — immediately.’”

Lamp could have arrested Driesen — a full-time construction worker, according to Lamp — on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

“It’s called an exclusion zone violation under 692A.113,” Lamp said. “It’s an aggravated misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class D felony for a second offense. It’s based upon the registrant’s criminal history.”

Lamp has been part of the Iowa DCI’s Iowa Sex Offender Registry Unit since August 2007. His territory covers 22 counties in the northwest part of the state.

He could not re­­call dealing with a similar situation like the Driesen one. Lamp has been in Iowa state law enforcement since 1994.

“It’s pretty explicit what the Code says,” Lamp said, though he conceded that Iowa Code Section 692A.113 “is not an easy read.

“It’s just like any other portion of the Iowa Code — if you want to read it, you might have to read it two times,” he said. “There may be some miscommunication on what a superintendent is allowed to do.”