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Bad Santa: Illinois child molester sentenced again for playing Santa and posing with children

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A registered child sex offender from Illinois has been given two-years’ probation for playing Santa Claus at a Christmas event. The man was banned from activities involving young kids, with dressing as Santa specifically mentioned.

On Wednesday, McHenry County Court imposed the sentence on 33-year-old Taylor Blaul from Crystal Lake for violating sex-offender laws. It’s after he sported a Santa Claus costume at a Christmas fundraiser at a local animal shelter, the Chicago Tribune reports

In 2015, Blaul had to register as a sex offender for life after being convicted for molesting a 11-year-old boy on several occasions, according to local media. He was given a sentence of four months in jail and three years of probation, which was due to expire in 2018.

Last December, Blaul was asked to replace a man, who usually plays Santa at the Animal House Shelter. However, a local woman who came with her son to adopt a dog recognized him and reported him to police. She told the court on Wednesday that Blaul had a boy sitting on his lap while posing for a photo, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Assistant State’s Attorney Victor Escarcida said that Blaul “knew well and good dressing up as Santa was against the law with his status.” The official stressed that Blaul signed a document, that specifically mentioned playing Santa Claus as taboo. “He was working in a place where you expect kids to be present. Children love dogs, and they love Santa Claus,” he said, adding it was “improper” on Blaul’s side.

The offender said he was “caught off guard” and apologized to the judge. According to his lawyer, the shelter’s management were aware of Blaul’s convictions.

https://www.rt.com/usa/413213-illinois-child-molester-santa-probation/

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7 Responses to Bad Santa: Illinois child molester sentenced again for playing Santa and posing with children

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    I have a harsh dose of reality for parents: I understand the love you have for your children, but YOU need to understand that it’s not shared by anyone else.

    To you, your child is the most beautiful and important thing in the world, and that’s a beautiful thing in itself.

    BUT… to everyone else, he’s an obnoxious, shot-nosed brat that belongs in a cage….. UNLESS you’re a child molester.

    Normal guys want nothing to do with anyone’s kid but their own, so when you see anyone seeking a position that puts him in contact with other people’s kids, your FIRST assumption should be that he’s a PERVERT.

    • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

      “Normal guys want nothing to do with anyone’s kid but their own,…”

      Agree wholeheartedly, JR!

      That’s always been my take on the subject.

  2. SammyBoy says:

    Get to the nut-cuttin’ and be done with it.

  3. Enemy of the State says:

    obviously probation isnt changing this persons behavior

    I know what will change it…permanently
    and my idea will also make it so no one will ever have to worry about him “breaking the rules” again

    see how laws only work on those who have the moral character to follow them ? same game played with our so called gun laws ..only work on the law abiding , never stops the individual with bad intentions

  4. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “According to his lawyer, the shelter’s management were aware of Blaul’s convictions.”

    Complicity.

    No charges?

  5. mary in ND says:

    anyone playing santa should be eyed with great suspicion

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