Skip to comments.Drag queen storytime reader once charged with child sex assault
Posted on 03/15/2019 8:02:04 PM PDT by Ennis85
Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime.
The library said Friday that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program.
Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, was last seen reading to children at the Montrose Library in September 2018.
ABC13 Eyewitness News has learned Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008. According to records, his victim was a child under the age of 14 years old.
The library said appropriate action is being taken to ensure every participant in every program is verified to ensure similar incidents cannot happen in the future.
Each program is supervised by staff, and all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian, the library said.
Friday, Houston Public Library released this statement:
We were made aware today that one participant for Drag Queen storytime who read at the September 29, 2018, Drag Queen Storytime has a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating in the program.
We assure you that this participant will not be involved in any future HPL programs.
In our review of our process and of this participant, we discovered that we failed to complete a background check as required by our own guidelines. We deeply regret this oversight and the concern this may cause our customers. We realize this is a serious matter.
Every program sponsored by HPL is supervised by HPL staff, and all children are accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. No participant is ever alone with children, and we have not received any complaints about any inappropriate behavior by participants at storytimes.
We are taking the appropriate action to ensure that the status of every participant in every program throughout our system is verified. We will continue to review our process to ensure that this cannot happen again.
Once again, we apologize for our failure to adhere to our own process in this matter and to the hundreds of parents and caregivers who have enjoyed this program with their children.
Words fail me....
What type of parent would allow their child to listen to drag queen story time ?
If ‘It’ was convicted and as such a Registered Sex Offender, then laws would have been violated with ‘It’ dealing with children.
I notice they only use his legal name and straight photo. You can bet there are photos of him in sequins and horns with a name like Queen Nasty Mama.
I recently went to a demo against this practice...then a month or so later I see this headline.
It appears the Public Library just can’t let it go
Progressive single moms.
let me guess he’s also in the country illegally
The library is in Montrose. Let’s just say that it is a “Rainbow Friendly” part of Houston.
stupid liberal parents, what else? They did the same thing to my nephew’s class and once the parents knew, the principal not only was threatened but didnt show his face for the next 2 weeks. My brother also had a “talk” with him after some other dad’s had their turns..
The first drag queen interviewed in this story might be him. It is a little hard to tell but looks to me as the same one in the non-makeup and feathers picture.
Riiight. Like anyone dressing up for "drag queen storytime" wouldn't be any kind of degenerate who should be nowhere near children.
These people are criminally insane.
Gee, how could they have ever known?
I said the first. He is the only ‘feathered’ man interviewed on that link.
Watched a video today where one of those drag queen for chilrens by dumbsh@t parents, was named Annie Christ. What a shock.
Who? The liberals? Yup!
LIBERALS are the people we should not tolerate, for pulling all this insane enabling for Diversity(TM). THEY are the enablers facilitating insanity.
It is LIBERALS I despise most of all, for bringing on all this insane garbage.
There wouldn’t be any drag queen signing up for drag queen storytime, if there weren’t any such abomination as drag queen storytime.
Whoever invented it has to be utterly depraved. What normal person would be minded to think up something like that ever?
Why should any library storytime program involve anything creepy and perverted in the first place. Predators see opportunity everywhere, right in plain view of idiot tolerant parents.
I wonder if they really didn’t bother to vet him, or that they knew, and didn’t care...until caught.
I haven’t been to a Public Library, since the day I took a few copies of Buzz Patterson’s Clinton Book “Dereliction of Duty.” to donate to my local public library, when the book first came out.. The Librarian’s face lit up with smiles when she saw Bill Clinton’s mug smiling up at her, and she gathered them to her bosom in joy.
Then when she realized what they were, she dropped them like they were on fire, and literally pushed them back at me with a yardstick, and said “we don’t want books like this in Public Libraries.
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