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Sex offenders paid to baby-sit ^

Posted on 08/29/2011 9:07:32 AM PDT by jakerobins

Cornelius Osborne may not seem like baby-sitting material.

He was convicted of raping two women. A succession of felonies, from robbery to failing to register as a sex offender, repeatedly sent him to prison, state records show.

But over more than two years, the state paid Osborne nearly $5,000 to baby-sit two children before his latest conviction — for dealing drugs — put him back behind bars

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: sexoffenders; sourcetitlenoturl
Ughhh! Keep your Big Gov't away from our Children......
1 posted on 08/29/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Let me guess.....he was referred by ACORN.

2 posted on 08/29/2011 9:10:08 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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According to the article, Mr. Osborne was babysitting his sister's children. His sister received a government subsidy for the costs.

Advocates such as Maria Whelan insist that the vast majority of baby sitters are aboveboard and that the 14-year-old federal-state program is key to helping parents work their way out of poverty. About half of the subsidies are in Cook County, where they are administered by the nonprofit Illinois Action for Children run by Whelan.

I wonder what Ms. Whelan's non-profit salary is.

3 posted on 08/29/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("True education is not an adjustment to the world, but a defense against the world.")
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The govt has no business taking money at gun point from one american and giving that money to another american for baby sitting fees. What a travesty and perversion of our constitution.

4 posted on 08/29/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: LeonardFMason

Nope, it was his sister that did his application for the program and who then apparently picked him to watch her kids. I can only assume she knew him well enough to be confident he wouldn’t eat her babies.


“..All it took for Osborne was a 2004 application mailed with the help of his sister, whose two children he would be paid to watch in her Englewood apartment.

She was able to pick the baby sitter, and she told the Tribune she didn’t worry about her brother hurting the kids. But she did worry the state would object.

“I thought he would be rejected,” she said, “but they didn’t. I never got a call. They never asked about it.”

They should have. The program has long barred those convicted of sex crimes and the most violent felonies. But Osborne wasn’t spotted because of how the form was filled out. It asked him if he had been convicted of any crimes and, if so, which ones. His response showed “drug trafficking” — a crime that at the time didn’t disqualify him.

He didn’t mention the prison stints for rape, robbery and kidnapping, which would have.

And there’s no record anyone checked further.”

5 posted on 08/29/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: jakerobins

Something even the great George Orwell couldn’t have come up with in his dystopian picture of the future, since the distorted logic of PC barely existed in his day.

6 posted on 08/29/2011 9:18:14 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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“Remove pedophilia from DSM-V. It’s for the children.”

7 posted on 08/29/2011 9:19:20 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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Sometimes I wonder if these people do it on purpose because they have an ax to grind against innocence and youth as the population and the culture ages and becomes decadent... progressively.

It’s like the mother daughter powerstruggle, one wishes for the abortion of the daughter and the other is happy to use her youth to trump the mother wherever.

Welcome to the queerdo world of liberals.

8 posted on 08/29/2011 9:31:13 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Although shitcago is as rotten as a septic tank, this whole thing is just another of the many an hidden ways for reparations.

9 posted on 08/29/2011 9:59:46 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: sinanju

And there’s no record anyone checked further.””””

Jaycee Duggard syndrome strikes again.

Sure makes me feel wonderful how competant state workers are.

10 posted on 08/29/2011 10:28:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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