10 year old girl molested in St. Paul Library
Submitted by mdoneil on August 17, 2008 - 8:30pm
A terrible crime was perpetrated against a child in a St. Paul Library. A library spokesperson <a href="http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_10207887">noted </a>that "[O]ur libraries are still safe places for children to be." The child who used a locked basement bathroom after obtaining a key from a library staff member in this safe library, was brutally attacked by the disgusting pedophile. The child reported the criminal assualt to library staffers who released the public computers to police officers after they obtained a search warrant. The librarian staff's concern for the little girl as demonstrated by their vigilance in making sure someone didn't follow her into the bathroom, and their swift response to her notification of the assault are noted... well not in the article linked above, nor in <a href="http://www.twincities.com/ci_10206557?source=most_viewed"> this article</a> nor this one, nor <a href="http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7211428&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1"> this </a> one. It is not noted in <a href="http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=521968"> this article</a> either, although a parent wonders "Such a small library, I just thought wow, the people at the desk can't even notice that a pervert is loitering when everything is right in front of you." Good going there St. Paul Library staff. They Director <a href="http://wcco.com/crime/girl.molested.library.2.794823.html">made it quite clear</a> that they do not babysit children - you know the same director who later in the week announced that they are looking forward to the upcomming convention and have special programming. They know they have security problems as the PIO for the library noted "The Riverview branch doesn't have surveillance cameras yet, Savage said. Some branches have cameras, and all are getting them, she said," according to <a href="http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_10207887"> this </a> report. So this safe library, that locks it bathrooms yet gives the key to small children without thinking twice that some pervert may be following her, knows it lacks security cameras and thus has a security problem. It is a safe library after all, heck they probably have a sign prohibiting child molesters right by the front door.