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A teenage drag queen "accidentally" flashed minor children during a Drag Queen Story Hour event in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

According to published reports, the incident happened while a drag queen named Sasha Sosa, was reading to children at Hennepin County Library.

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The child advocacy group Child Protection League Action captured a series of images of Sosa exposing himself to the children.

Child Protection League Action said the story time event represented taxpayer funded "debauchery and sexual grooming."

According to the group, Sosa is 18 or 19 years old and regularly performs at strip clubs alongside 'Gemini Valentine', who also read books to children at the library while wearing a revealing leotard.

The Hennepin County Library reportedly failed to conduct a background check on the two performers before the event.

Parental groups routinely protest similar events held at libraries and schools, saying some of the performers are sex offenders.

Earlier this year, Summit.news published photos showing young children lying on top of a drag queen during a 'Drag Queen Story Time' event in Portland, Oregon.

32-year-old Albert Garza, who read to children at a Drag Queen Story Hour event in Houston, later turned out to be a registered sex offender who was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2008.

Democrats and progressives support the drag queen story time events and openly encourage children as young as 7 to take puberty blocker drugs to change their sex.

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A Georgia sheriff is determined to protect children by putting "no trick-or-treat" signs in the yards of registered sex offenders.

Registered sex offenders in Butts County are suing the Sheriff's Office for putting signs in their yards to discourage young trick-or-treaters, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Christopher Reed, Reginald Holden and Corey McClendon have asked a judge to order the law enforcement agency to stop warning children to avoid their homes on Halloween.

The registered sex offenders say deputies are trespassing on their land to place the unwanted signage.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Macon, Georgia, after Butts County deputies began placing the signs last year.

The signs read: "NO TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THIS ADDRESS!! A COMMUNITY SAFETY MESSAGE FROM BUTTS COUNTY SHERIFF GARY LONG."

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Sheriff Long reportedly asked 200 sex offenders in the county to display their own signs in their yards, or face unspecified consequences.

A hearing is set for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for a judge to decide whether the signs violate the rights of sex offenders.

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In the meantime, Sheriff Long's deputies will continue to plant signs in the yards of all sex offenders to protect the children in the county.

"Regardless of the Judge's ruling this Thursday, I WILL do everything within the letter of the Law to protect the children of this Community," the sheriff wrote on Facebook.

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and financial compensation for the stress, fear and humiliation the signs caused last year.

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The Houston Public Library has canceled a controversial reading program after a man who was charged with sexually assaulting a child was allowed to read to children last year.

Drag Queen Story Time was launched in Houston by Trent Lira and Devin Will in 2017. The program featured popular local drag queens and kings who read to children as young as 2 years old.
 
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The Freed-Montrose Library staff acknowledged they did not conduct a background check on Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, who was among the drag queens and kings reading to children during a Drag Queen Story Time event 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.

In a letter published on Tuesday, Lira and Will said they were "shocked and disappointed" when they discovered that one of the drag queen volunteers was a convicted sex offender.

"We had insisted and insisted that what we were doing was safe for children, and yet here was a performer who had been charged with sexual assault of a minor," they wrote in the letter.

Lira and Will said they were unaware of Garza's criminal background, but that it would have come to light if the library had followed its own policy of conducting background checks on all participants.

When Lira and Will spoke with Garza in October, he confirmed he had been convicted in 2009.

"It was devastating," they wrote.

They added that, since October, everyone who has participated in the program - including themselves - have undergone background checks that came back clean.

The Houston Public Library continued its support of the program. But after the public backlash over Garza's participation, the library staff decided it was best to end the program in the foreseeable future.

Lira and Will said the program was designed to teach children to be tolerant of others.

"People are being threatened. People are being hurt," they said.

"We believe in what we're doing, but we don't believe in putting our friends, our families, or our children in danger," they concluded.
 

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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."

Jacob Wetterling

Investigators have found the remains of Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old Minnesota boy who went missing 27 years ago.

Sources tell KSTP News the boy's remains were found after pedophile Danny Heinrich, right, led investigators to the site where his body was buried.

"Our hearts are broken," Jacob's mother Patty Wetterling texted to the Star Tribune Saturday morning. "We have no words."

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Crystal Jackson and Larry Cosby

Homicide investigators believe a Houston man held in connection with the murders of a lesbian couple did not approve of his daughter's lifestyle.

Larry Crosby, Jr., 46, is charged with 2 counts of tampering with evidence in the murders of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend, Crystal Jackson, both 24.

A beer deliveryman discovered the womens' bodies next to a dumpster behind the Fisherman's Cove Food Mart in the 700 block of Highway 87 in Port Bolivar, Texas on Friday, March 7. The bodies were dumped between the garbage bin and an abandoned, boarded up building.

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Heather Koon

A female daycare worker in Ohio has been arrested for molesting a baby, WOIO reports.

Police found evidence of the child molestation in a video on a laptop belonging to Heather Koon, 25. In the video, Koon is having sex with a baby.

The baby's father identified the infant when police showed him screen shots taken from the video.

"I still haven't wrapped my mind around it. It's every parent's worst nightmare," said the baby's father, who wants to remain anonymous.

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Somer Renee Thompson's body has been found in a Georgia landfill, according to Florida law enforcement officials.

The 7-year-old went missing on Monday (10/19) as she walked home from school about a mile from her Orange Park, Florida neighborhood. Thompson was arguing with another child when her older sister scolded her. Upset, Thompson walked ahead of the group and was never seen alive again.

Acting on a hunch, Florida investigators followed dump trucks heading for a Georgia landfill on the Florida/Georgia border about 48 miles from where Thompson was last seen.

Investigators found the girl's partially covered body amid the trash and refuse in the landfill. A positive ID was made from the clothes she was wearing and a birthmark.

"I fear for our community until we bring this person in. This is a heinous crime that's been committed," said Sheriff Rick Beseler.

Beseler said breaking the news to the girl's devastated mother was "the hardest phone call I've ever had to make in my life."

"This has been so unreal for the neighborhood," said Sharon Galloway, who lives across the street from the Thompsons. "I just hope they get that son of a gun and tie him up by his short hairs."

Florida police are interviewing 70 registered sex offenders in the Orange Park area.

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Jaycee Lee Dugard, an 11-year-old California girl who was abducted from Lake Tahoe, California 18 years ago, has been found. Dugard was abducted on June 10, 1991 by two males from South Lake Tahoe in California. Police say a woman walked into an Antioch police station yesterday claiming to be the missing girl.

Local news footage shows a smiling woman who appears younger than 29 -- the age Dugard would be now. Police say the woman is healthy. I would post the video, but the site that the video was hosted on has apparently crashed due to all the traffic from other sites.

Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, and stepfather, who separated due to the stress of their daughter's abduction, are "thrilled and amazed" that she has returned. Probyn is flying to California to meet with the woman who says she's her daughter.

There was no word on where she's been or what she's been doing for the last 18 years. According to Dugard's stepfather, two suspects have been arrested in the case. A press conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. EST today. If the woman turns out to be the missing girl, her return will give hope to the many families of missing and abducted children.