Sex offenders working for VA
The Dept of Veterans Affairs came under fire from Congress once again, this time regarding the employment of convicted sex offenders who work with kids! As if the recent theft of personal data of 26 million veterans wasn’t bad enough.
It was discovered that this has been going on undetected for years at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Seminole, Florida. The sex offenders were primarily working with middle school and high school kids. One offender in particular who had been employed there for 15 years, confessed and plead guilty to sexual molestation of a teenage girl in 2003.
US Rep. Mike Bilirakis R-FL: “I am deeply disturbed that the VA employs convicted sex offenders.”
US Congress ordered the VA to reveal the identities of ALL sex offenders who work for them ASAP. The St Pete Times had earlier brought attention to this issue when they revealed it to the public.
Bay Pines VA pulled the teenagers from the program a few days later.
According to the FDLE, the State of Florida has 35-36,000 registered sex offenders.