Monday, May 9, 2011

Children's Home Supervisor Fired After Sex Crime Arrest

Victim Was 16-Year-Old Resident

A supervisor at the Children's Home on Reynolds Road is facing one charge each of statutory rape and sex offense at an institution.
Gregory Smith, 43, is accused of committing the crimes against a 16-year-old girl who was a resident at the home, officials at the Children's Home said.
Officials said an investigation started in March and Smith was arrested on Monday. He's since been fired.
Children's Home president George Bryan said in a statement that Smith passed a background check that was administered when he was hired in 2009.
When the allegations surfaced, Bryan said Smith was placed on administrative leave and separated from the children.
"Our mission is to treat children who have been abused or neglected and to provide a safe environment.
If proved to be true, it is intolerable that one of our employees would take advantage of a child," Bryan said.
"I am deeply sorry that this has happened to one of the many who trust us.
I have already taken steps to further strengthen our protections including refresher training on identifying abuse and inappropriate contact with children.
"Bryan said the alleged incident didn't happen at the home.
Smith is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with bail set at $50,000

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This stuff really fries me...and it is one of the biggest issues for me!
Any sentence these pervs get is never enough, IMO.

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