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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Does the police hire sex offenders?

You have to wonder. Some news out of Lake Worth Florida.

A Lake Worth police employee was arrested Wednesday for trying to seduce two teens over the phone and through her husband's America Online account, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Gina Brunelas, 43, used the account to chat with the teens, ages 16 and 17, and try to arrange times when they could meet and have sex, the sheriff's office said.

The 16-year-old told sheriff's office detectives Brunelas once took a work camera from her CSI van and snapped a picture of him.

She is charged with using a computer service to solicit a child and attempted unlawful sexual activity with minors.

Brunelas was a newly hired probationary employee and being trained as a crime scene technician, Lake Worth police said. She was on the job for just 13 days, city police said.

Sheriff's office investigators said she told them she used to work for the Coral Springs and Boynton Beach police departments. She gave a full confession and is being held without bail at Palm Beach County Jail.
Did Ms. Brunelas work for those police departments? If she didn't, why didn't Lake Worth do a background check? It is possible Brunelas did work for them and was fired. Employers afraid of being sued by former employers will often not give more than the basics in regards to someone's past employment.

See sex offenders don't just pop up. Age 43 is rather late for someone to be feeling an urge for this kind of crime.

Hat tip- Rick at SOTP. I saw this news earlier but had forgotten about it till I saw that blog post. TFM has been busy that accounts for my light blogging today.
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