The Houston Public Library has apologized to mother and father after a person who volunteered to read to kids throughout “Drag Queen Storytime” turned out to be a sex offender charged with assaulting a baby. What are the odds?
Albert Alfonso Garza – a volunteer drag queen related to the Houston Public Library program, who performs as Tatiana Mala Nina – was charged with youngster sex assault on an eight-year-old boy in 2008, in accordance to Mass Resistance, a gaggle that has protested the Drag Queen Storytime program.
The library admitted they’d hadn’t run a background examine on Garza and issued a press release saying they’re very sorry and promising by no means to do it once more, although some protesters need greater than an apology.
“If they’d achieved their job and due diligence, if they’d mentioned wait…possibly it is not a good suggestion to have a sex offender who at 200 kilos and 5-foot-11 assaulted an 8-year-old boy!” mentioned Tracy Shannon, a member of Mass Resistance.
“No participant is ever alone with kids, and we’ve not acquired any complaints about any inappropriate conduct by individuals at storytimes,” the assertion, cited by media, read, assuring mother and father that the library is taking “applicable motion” to ensure all other participants are “verified.”
The library declined to elaborate on whether or not individuals are usually subjected to a felony background examine, or what “verification” entails, however assured mother and father that “this participant won’t be concerned in any future HPL applications.”