1021 users online (189 members and 832 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    In heels
    Posts
    27,885

    Exclamation Registered Sex Offender gives Veteran's Day talk to K-5 Graders

    A convicted pedophile whose background was apparently unknown to school officials addressed kindergartners to fifth-graders at a Veterans Day program at a township school earlier this week.

    William R. Egerton, 66, convicted in 1990 of sexual assault for fondling four girls ages 10 to 15 in his home while he was serving as a Freehold Borough police officer, was one of five members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374 presenting the program to an estimated 600 students at Joseph J. Catena Elementary School Tuesday.

    Egerton, who lives in Monroe, is listed as a "Tier 2/Moderate" sex offender on the State Police's New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry, a Web site.

    Superintendent of Schools Catherine Snyder and Catena School Principal Neal Dickstein said they were unaware of Egerton's background until a reporter called them Thursday.

    "I'm honestly shocked," Dickstein said. "When you call an organization such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this is the last thing to expect."

    "There was no way, from my perspective, we would know this person is a sex offender," said Snyder, who said the VFW originally had contacted the district about making a presentation. "We invited the VFW, we didn't invite (a) sex offender into our school."

    "Oh, my God," Vince Diomede said Thursday night. He organizes outside activities for the VFW post. "We're not proud of this fact. This has really upset me."

    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...NEWS/511180378

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,968
    wow.... just goes to show you that vets- people we usually hold in high regard-- are sometimes pedophiles-- people we do not hold in high regard.

    kind of confusing, but i guess that's how people feel about the priest issue.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Penns' woods
    Posts
    1,482
    Quote Originally Posted by reb
    wow.... just goes to show you that vets- people we usually hold in high regard-- are sometimes pedophiles-- people we do not hold in high regard.

    kind of confusing, but i guess that's how people feel about the priest issue.
    Yup, just like teachers, ministers and the nice man next door. They are everywhere. Scarey isn't it?



Similar Threads

  1. Pee-Wee Herman, registered sex offender
    By Gig in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-15-2004, 03:24 PM