Angry Residents Convince Sexual Predator to Sell his Ice Cream Truck
A Clay County, Florida community convinced a registered sexual predator to sell hic ice cream truck, and only form of income, on Monday. The man and his wife were collectively selling ice cream to both children and adults; no crime was actually committed.
The Middleburg, FL man was convicted of sexual battery in 1993 and spent 11 years behind bars. In 1995 laws changed to delegate where predators could live and how close they could be to children, but the man was grandfathered in and the laws did not affect him.
According to News4Jax, the man has lived in the Middleburg neighborhood for almost three years with no alleged problems.
The man said he purchased the ice cream truck within the past two weeks since it was hard for him to find a job since he is a registered sexual predator.
A mob of angry residents confronted the man at his house on Monday and demanded he sell his truck. The man agreed to sell the truck for $2,400.
A group called No Peace for Predators bought the truck at the end of night.
The state of Florida defines a sexual predator as any individual who has performed a flagrant crime against a minor. Once the title of sexual predator is donned, the individual must register throughout the state of Florida semiannually to keep track of changes in their looks and vital statistics so that they can be monitored closely. All individuals have the right to know about any sexual predators living in their neighborhood.
A sexual predator must register his name, date of birth, social security number, age, race, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color, any legal and temporary residences, date and place of employment, date and place of conviction, fingerprints and a description of the crime with the state of Florida as well as local law enforcement agencies. A driver’s license or state ID card identifying the person as a sexual predator is also issued. A sexual predator must re-register all the same information to the local Sherriff’s office every six months. All information regarding sexual predators in Florida are public record and can be accessed at any police precinct or online through the Florida Sex Offender’s web site.
Florida Statute Chapter 943 provides public information concerning Sexual Predators and Sex Offenders. This information should never work as a means to badger the offender, to damage their property or to assist any other crime against them.
If you are a registered sex offender or predator experiencing harassment in your Florida neighborhood, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys online or call 866-608-5529.