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The Houston Public Library has apologized to parents after a man who was charged with sexually assaulting a child was allowed to read to children during Drag Queen Storytime last year.

The library acknowledged it did not run a background check on Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, who read to a group of children at the Montrose Library in September 2018.

Garza's criminal history came to light after ABC13 Eyewitness News learned that Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008.

According to records obtained by ABC13, Garza's victim was an 8-year-old boy.

The library said appropriate action has been taken to prevent a similar mistake in the future.

In a statement, the library said every program is supervised by staff, and all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child was left alone with Garza at any time.

"We were made aware today that one participant for 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 or 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."

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Whew shyt .... these predators are on the prowl .... Please be careful out here ... Please !!!

  • shelly

    Wait so this is a Drag Queen reading hour? Are you kidding me? This gay agenda is really getting ridiculous

  • MsSapphire9800

    Sorry...they should be apologizing for the whole damn event...Why do children need a drag queen to read to them....What happen to the Librarian...the Tutor...or the Parent...Was this event for the alterative life little children...I'm done!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW EXCITED, JUSTIFIED AND TICKLED PINK HE WAS TO BE AROUND CHILDREN.
    PERV.
    (SORRY CAPS LOCK ON)

  • Sacha

    First of all, there should never be a drag queen story hour. I don't have anything against the gay community. Something called drag queen story hour is highly inappropriate for children. This is outrageous!

  • Li-Wright

    I don't know how these libraries across the country are getting away with allowing Drag Queens to read to children. This is too much....the country has gone koo-koo....and I can understand why people are leaning toward DJT support.

  • Li-Wright

    WHAT parent would allow their child to go to Drag Queen storytime?

  • Li-Wright

    OT: I just had to update everybody on the 9 yr old girl who was killed by her mother.

    https://people.com/crime/girl-found-in-duffel-bag-mom-charged-murder/

    The boyfriend had a prior conviction of child abuse....WTF?

    Little girl had a father:

    https://wnep.com/2019/03/11/father-identifies-9-year-old-girl-found-in-duffel-bag-in-california-as-youngest-daughter/
    He should have had custody.

  • Rere

    This is ridiculous!! they really are trying to make our boys gays & tranny's! This is sick ..??? NOT TO MENTION how does a sex offender get approved by the library to be around kids?? ohhh... the complexion for protection ??

  • Rayscoty

    Wait... Why is this hour dedicated to the Drag Queens?

    Next R Kelly selling Girl Scout cookies in front of the grocery store.

  • MJF

    Smh I wonder how they found out that he was a sex offender... the library should be held accountable for not doing a simple background check!

  • CookieMobster

    What in the name of Jesus Christ is "Drag Queen Story Time" please don't @ me but we do not need to be exposing our children to that confusing mess. My baby would not be going to no story time at all at such a library. Periodt

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Brooklyn23

    Right! I guess the kids who's parents are into that

  • Guest

    Lordt! I'll be back later. smh.

  • iWasteTime

    Shout out to Drag Queen story Hour!
    I wonder who else they have reading to the kids?
    In the future make sure everyone passes the background check though.
    .... Let me see what my library offer

  • Gamer?? Chick

    What parents in their right minds thought that this reading event was a good idea https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0241ea9a9f2d2142facd367fbce3351016d8cbf851955ed860b21f85b467264e.gif

  • Blue

    I'm still stuck on the headline. I don't think my soul can handle the write-up.

  • Phillybruh

    what, how I got so many questions.

  • jwoo250

    Okay.. Girl this world is f#*&d up!

  • iWasteTime

    It's tame. These comments are more turnt

  • SoulfulLove

    I thought that was Michael Jackson's son for a minute.

  • jwoo250

    They sure are! They're all around just a scouting

  • Parent

    This is a regular program that a lot of city libraries are conducting. It's dumb!

  • Parent

    My library has a program where you can read to a damn dog!

  • Renee26

    Can't be overlooking your own policies just because you have staff and parents present. A mf could easily identify their next target and start stalking the family... Shame on the library!

  • Parent

    Parents from Park Slope, Brooklyn!

  • Christopher Gibson

    I’m a gay man and I don’t agree with this bullsh*t.

  • Renee26

    "Mom" was also a sex offender

  • Renee26

    The ones who attended

  • Navybeans95

    ..I'm so glad I'm done with churren...y'all betta watch y'all babies cause this world is deliberately trying to turn them out...

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you!!

  • Renee26

    Perverts hang out in public libraries along with a lot of homeless people and drug addicts.... For them to not do a background check was reckless

  • Malai

    ?????

  • Parent

    What the hell did that b*tch do to become a sex offender?

  • sunni_daze

    Yet if I wanna chaperone a school trip(with my child) I have to have a background check and pay $60, to watch my own damn child on fking field trip. But these teachers and staff are not held to the same requirements.

  • Parent

    Cause they want to be hip or cool. Trying to make the LGBTQ community happy.

  • Seldomseen

    I have to go to library daily because my scanner doesn’t work. Lord the people I see...... Those librarians earn their money!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Soooooooooooo was the man in drag ??? How did he read to the kids during this hour .. So many questions ..............

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • cherrypie

    LMAOOOOOOOO!!!! IKR!!!!!!!!!!!! Who brought their kids to shim??????

  • cherrypie

    Its actually a good program. I'm a Branch Manager for a local library where I live. We are starting the program at my branch to help young kids read who may be ashamed to read in front of others.

  • MsVAllDay

    WTF is Drag Queen Storytime??? Somebody explain this shyt. Please!!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    There is a serial masturbator in one of the libraries here.. They have YET to find him?

  • Li-Wright

    I read about it happening in another city, I think NYC. The Drags and the Transg. are taking over....it's like Terrence Howard called it, the Effiminates are taking over.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Not very many black kids attend that school Eh?

  • Li-Wright

    A lot of homeless and cray cray in the library. I stopped going. But in Chicago and some other cities they are assigning social workers to the libraries to counsel them and find them housing....good luck with that!

  • Li-Wright

    No decent parent should be taking their child to Drag Queen storytime.

  • Seldomseen

    Oh that is a good idea.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Babe Miller

    Did you go to parties at Neverland?

  • Carla B

    I wonder who sat in the morning meeting with the bright idea of drag queen story time? and who the hell approved it SMH our kids are so fuked.

  • Seldomseen

    There was some talk a while back about librarians having to give narcan injections.

  • NewNew

    Enticing minor females into prostitution

  • Christopher Gibson

    ??? no, I didn’t

  • imright

    drag queen storytime ???? tf ?!?! ?

  • Renee26

    Sad but I believe it

  • dontgetblocked

    No surprise here. I love a good drag queen but I'm an adult. There's no need for a library to sponsor a children's event that features a drag queen reading to children. Have they lost their damn minds?

  • Renee26

    Idk... I know one article said she shouldn't have had custody because she was a registered offender

  • Wreckognize Game

    Yes

  • Renee26
  • Wreckognize Game

    That makes sense. Sort of like a companion animal.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lordt...wdf did I jess read? nvm...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The library staff acknowledged they did not run a background check on him. Expect lawsuits.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because the staff are liberals inspired by former President Obama.

  • Logan Roberts

    Drag queen storytime? That shyt doesn't even roll off the tongue smoothly. I wonder who bright idea was this ?

  • TwitterFingerz

    So many questions beyond this young man's predatory record. Um....wtf iz a drag queen storytime in the 1st place? Mayb its me

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Miss Lady

    Wtf is Drag Queen Storytime? If this is what it sounds like wtf are these children being read, Rupaul's biography? Just no!

  • Guest©

    KOh you didn't know?!? This has been going on for a few yrs unfortunately. I saw a video asked on you tube showing a reading at a Brooklyn Library. The drag queen asked little pre-schoolers "who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" If ppl can't see that the children are being targeted , they are either willfully ignorant or complacent.

  • Guest©

    Agreed. The enemy/adversary knows he can destroy the children more easily because they are so impressionable. That's one reason they are being targeted for this garbage.

  • Sacha

    The kind like Charlize Theron

  • Coffee1st

    I see a lot of y'all never heard of this.
    I found have sworn Sandra did a write up on this though. I can still see the pic she used.
    ......or maybe im having an old people moment.

  • Coffee1st

    I see a lot of y'all never heard of this.
    I found have sworn Sandra did a write up on this though. I can still see the pic she used.
    ......or maybe im having an old people moment.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    WOW!!!
    Parents nowadays dont care about Male and Female identities.. They believe in gender fluidity https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca67397ce0e334c11bb15cdf692dd0b222a7880dfb23b8f239b9faa27baa8c0a.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    WOW!!!
    Parents nowadays dont care about Male and Female identities.. They believe in gender fluidity https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca67397ce0e334c11bb15cdf692dd0b222a7880dfb23b8f239b9faa27baa8c0a.gif

  • Coffee1st

    You'd be surprised.

  • hottlanta

    Drag queen story time. Really. See how white privilège work for him. No background check walk right on it. Happens all the time.

  • Wyonda White

    I am not surprised it was in Montrose, thats a well known LGTBQ section of Houston but my goodness..children??? I'm a firm believer in if your any letter..gay bi trans ECT thats your buisness and should be dealt with as such...a personal choice a personal matter. Children shouldn't be labeled or exposed to such things IMO they arent straight gay or any of the above they dont have sex and their only "identity" is child, how strict a parent is on gender roles well thats on them..So whats is really the point in this madness... Confuse them early????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn't write about this but I did write about the 10-year-old boy wearing drag. Now he's 11 and dancing for money in gae bars. No one seems to care about his emotional well-being.

    http://sandrarose.com/2018/01/boy-10-creates-drag-club-safe-spaces-boys/

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    1. Allow a sex offender to read to children
    2. Drag Queen StoryTime

    The world is completely outta hand. Where is God?

  • Prettybrowneyes

    I'm can't ?...Good night Auntie and Roses smh

  • abby500

    WTF? Drag Queen story time? Who is taking their kids to this ?h?t?

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    The parents who participated in this foolishness should be examined for mental illness and committed.....

    That IS all

  • RealATLPeach36

    Okay.

    Drag queen
    Molestor
    Library
    Reading

    This is all dumb.

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    Thank you sir....

  • Malificent

    Why are drag queens being allowed to read to innocent precious impressionable children.

  • Malificent

    The fathers don’t want to step up

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    He is here.....just waiting.......very patiently..

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    No one cares...not even parents.....when that money is coming in.

  • Patricia

    for that reason alone. no sensible adult is falling for their bs

  • bella28498 .

    I can almost guarantee u most drag queens are sex offenders.

  • Ghost

    Drag Queen storytimes for children??? ????...I cant get pass that!! Smh

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Riiiiight! Like why is the public library hosting this and what parents taking their kids there for that? So many questions

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I’m going how did I miss this write up?

  • the guest

    Political Correctness at the expense of children.

  • the guest

    His parents intentionally socialized him to be gay and a drag queen.

  • Look@m3

    Im thinking the same thing and the parents was just l like oh little Johnny lets go to Drag Queen Story time and didn't think anything was initially wrong.....I feel like the more I keep hearing this stuff the more I keep having Abducted in Plain sight "moments" I did watching Leaving Neverland and reading this I go the same wtf moment....starting to really understand why you have to ask for intuition and wisdom because people really walking around here like they are untouchable.

  • Look@m3

    What say whe...God what we waiting on??!! This tew murch!

  • Look@m3

    TH.......all I got!

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    WHAT IS DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME? AM I THAT OUT OF THE LOOP?

  • Look@m3

    So they doing this in other states....this world!

  • Look@m3

    For some reason I can not get involved with this one.....

  • Look@m3

    Should have known they were in Atlanta....

    http://sandrarose.com/2019/03/houston-library-apologizes-to-parents-for-allowing-sex-offender-to-read-to-children-at-drag-queen-storytime/

    talmbout there is an audience for this concept...and there was 1 negative remarks Im sure only because they were pointing out that this is irresponsible and crazy.

  • YellowSauce

    trust me you are not out of the loop ..... no drag queens should be reading to children anyways ....The ENITRE thing is inappropriate ....

  • YellowSauce

    HA !

  • Truth7981

    Gross

  • kre

    Um so they prefer a drag queen and not a sex offender to read to their child? Sounds like their priorities are all screwed up.

  • Truth7981

    The parents off of Montrose in the heights. A lot of gay folks in that area. Also a lot of same-sex people raising kids. The kids that attend that event are already accustomed to that atmosphere anyway.

  • Truth7981

    I have a question. Would y'all allow your kids to be friends with a child whose parents come from a same-sex home?

  • Truth7981

    I had just posted that the area the program is held for the most part is the most openly gay area in Houston. I purchased my first strap on at this place where they properly fit you for them. It was right across the street from an elementary school. Kids were playing outside and i had this dude putting a harness between my legs to see how a 14 inch dildo would sit properly. Weird

  • Telley

    I am soooooo tired of these folks trying to FORCE gay on our children.!! Drag Queen storytime is inappropriate.! This is getting completely out of hand. If you're gay that's your choice but don't force it on these children. If they end up being gay that's because that was what they wanted but when you push things on children they think that's the way to go. Let these kids be kids and when they get older if they choose a different route fine.

  • http://www.beautyisland.org BeautyIsland.org

    Netflix even categorizes drag queens as adult entertainment, which it should. Children aren't allowed to watch

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    dal hell is a "drag queen storytime" anyways???

  • Wyonda White

    I agree no judgement on how you do you...just inappropriate for children

  • Mister Fantastic

    Yeah, they pushing that gay agenda hard. Can't look at a tv show or movie without it being thrown out there...

  • YellowSauce

    right

  • Babe Miller

    Take a broom to that creature!

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    Oooohhhh ok

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  • sunni_daze

    What does that have to do with what I said?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Never heard of a parent getting a background check to go on a field trip with their child.

  • sunni_daze

    Yep in MD if you want to chaperone you have to give fingerprints and have a background check and you have to pay for it.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wow! Makes sense for the safety of the children but seems like just another way to get peoples info into the system for use at a later date.

  • sunni_daze

    It is. Considering MD has had multiple cases of employees of the school violating the kids. Which makes me question their selection process and if they even do background checks themselves.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Very true and Scary! I am just like you and go on ALL school trips wih my kids!

  • sunni_daze

    But the gag is they don't even offer field trips anymore. Its just a whole mess and I can take my babies to all the museums and historic sites sans the school.

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