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Man Molests Girl in Plain Sight in Borders Bookstore

You can never be too careful when it comes to your kids. Sexual predators are brazen so parents need to be aware of who their children are with at all times whether they are at a the local playground, a family event or even the children's section of a bookstore. And, as an adult it's important to trust your instincts and err on the side of caution rather than dismissing something as a fleeting feeling and have your offspring pay the price.

A southern Californian girl was reading a book at Borders when she was molested by a sex offender who had at least one prior for the same offense. The five-year-old was in plain sight of adults, but the perpetrator used subtle tactics to victimize her. The man was caught on tape so watch the unsettling footage for yourself.

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sleepybunny26 sleepybunny26 9 years
omg what the hell where were her parents i would never leave my child unattended in a public place like that, and also good job to the dad who tackled his perverted ass people like that should die very slow deaths or be castrated on their first offense.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
We are all outraged so why aren't the laws changed? I do not believe in repeat offenders. I believe once is enough. I am tired of all this crap.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
I don't know either... I only have this clip/news story to go by. But I can't imagine that they were close by. I mean, wouldn't you (not, you in the Greggie-sense, but you in an hypothetical sense) notice a strange man lurking around your 5 year old?! I don't think they caused it, and obviously it was mistake and they didn't intentionally put their child in harms way... but I think this could've easily been prevented. I'm sure the parents feel awful, and that's gonna be something they have to live with for the rest of their lives.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
He does it in a matter of a couple of minutes, not over an extended amount of time. Her parents may very well have been nearby and just not happened to look at that exact moment. I just have a hard time blaming the parents for this man's behavior. Watching the video, I can see how a parent could be close by, very attentive, and still have missed it. Maybe they weren't, I don't know. But I don't feel right assuming they caused it.
tammyohagan tammyohagan 9 years
I TRUELY think they should go back to the way folks around our part of the woods dealt with child molesters 40-50 years ago.... You let the family of the victim take this person to the barn. Once in there you strip him off from his pants down. You then have him kneel down next to the stump (which was put there ahead of time) You then take a railroad spike, and drive it FIRMLY through his Private Part ONTO the Stump. Now, While he's begging for mercy and screaming from the pain, hand him a dull knife.... Step outside the barn and light fire to the barn! He can either cut his own privates off (which he would bleed to death before he made it to any "local" hospital) or he will BURN! Gotta love backwoods justice! And no, I'm not making this up! It has been done.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
Thanks Greggie. I fugured that was the basic idea. It is, of course, just a bit more horrid than that. I am so glad that bystander clued in.
bushra bushra 9 years
argh my brother's girls wander off in the shops all the time, i am going to make sure they stay close to their dad from now on. this is truly awful.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
"They could have very well have been close by and missed it." She was sitting there BY HERSELF long enough for him to rub himself on her... multiple times! I'm sure the nasty SOB was fully aware that they weren't around. He chose her as a victim BECAUSE her parent weren't around. I'm all about having independent children, but they're not going out of my line of sight! Especially that young, in public.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I would have done a lot more than the dad did.... good grief.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
They could very well have been close by and missed it. He does it very quickly and I doubt even the guy who tackled him would've notice if he hadn't just happened to look directly at her at that moment. They may understandably not want any of their personal information released for the girl's privacy as well.
Moms Moms 9 years
Peepshow — I called the Arcadia Police Department last night for more information. All the operator could do was read me the press release and there was nothing in it about the girl's parents.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
Where. Are. Her. Parents?
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
so many curse words come to mind! this makes me soooo mad! so mad! I agree with so many of you!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Greggie thanks for the 411 on the background. I couldn't watch with the sound, so not sure if this was explained in the video. The guy that helped really deserves to be knighted, given sainthood, or something! That is just amazing! It gives me hope for our screwed up world that there are people out there that would go to such lengths to do the right thing! If I had witnessed this, I would have killed the molester, I don't think I could have stopped myself!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
anniekim, he rubs against her a few times, then fully exposes himself and rubs against her again. That's when the man noticed what was going on. I really hope the man who stepped in, got the guy's picture, and then went home and scoured the sex offender records to get his name is given a public medal and honored in some way.
jessie jessie 9 years
i couldn't watch it with the sound..but with tears.....kudos for observant bystanders.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
knife meet Peen if that was my kid
HipMom HipMom 9 years
That is so scary. We go to B&N a lot and the girls like to browse on their own. I'm never far, but after this the will NOT be leaving my sight for a moment!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Oh my god this is unbelieveable... I would have severly hurt that man if I saw that. I would be the one in jail. This is positively revolting.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
This will reveal some naivete on my part, but I don't fully get what happened here. ( I did have to watch the clip without sound). Did he rub against her from behind or what? Even not understanding the extent of the act I am disgusted and appalled.
bushra bushra 9 years
i'm with viinie and joelgasm - i don't think i can bring myself to watch this clip.
Joelgasm Joelgasm 9 years
I don't think I can watch it. Things like this make me so sick, I can't even wrap my mind around it. Honestly I think if someone gets caught doing that they should be shot in the head.
bela-blue bela-blue 9 years
What is happening in this world. I just want to take my kid and run off to M. Night Shyamalan's Village. I would have killed him and so would my husband. But i have to disagree with the secound chance thing if we let it be know that a guilty verdict will mean death then...
vinnie vinnie 9 years
i can't bring myself to watch the video
homekeeper homekeeper 9 years
If he had done that to my child, even being a woman, I would have made sure he was hurting if you know what I mean! This was horrid!
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