Angry father posts ‘child molester’ sign in his neighbor’s yard


HETH, Ark. (WREG) — An Arkansas dad is using a handmade sign on his rural St. Francis County property to defend and protect his 16-year-old daughter.

Shelton Kitchens said he learned recently that his daughter was in a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man.

“I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive. It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over,” he said.  

Kitchens said the man lives near his tire shop.

“She got lured in by puppies,” he said.

So Kitchens called the St Francis County Sheriff’s Office. He met with a deputy but they said they couldn’t file criminal charges.

“He called Crimes Against Children in Little Rock. They said they can’t do nothing about it because she’s 16 years old,” he said.

In fact, 16 is the age of consent in Arkansas. There was nothing law enforcement officers could do.

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So he started a public awareness campaign, putting a sign up that reads, “Danger! Child molester lives in first house on the right.”

It lists the man’s last name at the bottom.

Kitchens and his co-workers said they were getting a lot of attention for the sign. It also got shared on social media.

They hoped it helped spread a message and pushed lawmakers to raise the age of consent to 18.

“I want awareness put to other parents so they don’t have to go through what I’ve gone through the last few days,” Kitchens said.

“It’s going viral. That’s what we want it to do,” said Marcus Rickman, who also works at the tire shop.

But not everyone who drives by is sympathetic.

“The only thing he can really do is be mad at his daughter. He cant be mad at that guy,” Matt Malone said.

Kitchens said his daughter stopped seeing the 21 year old and she’s traumatized. She’ll probably have to go to therapy.

WREG spoke with state lawmakers who said they were not yet prepared to comment on the issue.

3 thoughts on “Angry father posts ‘child molester’ sign in his neighbor’s yard

  1. While a 16-year-old is a bit young for a 21-year-old, she’s not really a child, and this is clearly not a case of “child molestation.” It’s not even statutory rape, since 16 is the age of consent. Right or wrong, the neighbor could possibly sue the father for defamation.

  2. “Kitchens said his daughter stopped seeing the 21 year old and she’s traumatized. She’ll probably have to go to therapy.”

    thats right. take her to some jew trained head shrink wussie man…….. maybe he will teach her how to post “signs”…………….dumbass chickrenshit asshole……….

  3. Lured in by puppies lol 😛
    I know I shouldn’t be laughing, I sympathize with pop’s but begging the state to fix your problems is a 8itch move.

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