Why was this man not in jail?
A very disturbing story from Iowa.
DES MOINES (AP) --- A homeless man who's a registered sex offender was arrested after police said he grabbed a toddler and sexually assaulted her in the men's room of the downtown public library.
Police hailed library workers who pulled the girl away from the man as heroes.
James C. Effler Jr., 32, was charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree sexual assault and failure to comply with rules of the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, because he was not living at the address listed.
Police said Effler grabbed a 20-month-old girl as she played near a computer being used by her babysitter. Library employees helped the babysitter search for the child before hearing the girl cry from the restroom, which was locked, police said.
But here's the kicker.
Effler was convicted in 2003 for a sex crime against a 31-year-old woman in El Paso, Texas. He was sentenced to three years in prison and later paroled.
Records show that in recent months, Effler was jailed for public urination, arrested for drunken driving and charged with shoplifting.
Which begs the question- Why was Mr. Effler's parole not rescinded?. He had been charged with felonies, which is a violation of parole any where I know. Effler should have been back in jail and a girl's life has been ruined.
Just one more sign our criminal justice system when it isn't corrupt, is badly broken. Criminals get protected and girls get raped if not murdered.
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