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Sex Offender Enrolled in School as Seventh Grader

Mommy Alert! Beware of Your Child's Classmates

You can never be too careful of who your child is befriending — even while at school. A sex offender passed as a seventh grade boy and enrolled in Arizona schools. Neil Havens Rodreick II, 30, successfully pulled off the ruse for two years with the help of men posing as his cousin, uncle, and grandfather. According to CNN:

Rodreick attended charter schools in Surprise, Payson, and Prescott Valley starting in 2005, authorities said. They say he shaved and wore pancake makeup to help him appear younger, convincing teachers, students, and administrators that he was a young boy named Casey.

Though no victims of sexual abuse have come forward, Rodreick once grabbed a classmate's rear. A search of his residence turned up more evidence. It said:

When authorities searched the four men's home in Chino Valley, a community northwest of Phoenix, they found more than 600 graphic photos and videos of child pornography and a sex tape that depicts Rodreick and a boy between the ages of 10 and 13 having sex in a motel room.

What are your thoughts on this story — is the school system to blame for not checking paperwork more carefully?

momma-tikita momma-tikita 9 years
oh my god. im speechless with this! i never even heard of this before... its pretty scary..for the question of who's to blame. i cant blame everyone. thats a difficult wondering what he looked like as the 7th grader to see how passable he really was. if you could tell i'd blame it on the school for paying close attention.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
He doesn't look like a 13 year old to me at all. The fact that no one picked up on that has surely opened up my eyes . Everything, especially where my child's safety is compromised is definitely worth being concerned about. Unfortunately, I'm very well aware of what these monsters have done and are capable of doing to children. That's why I will continue to be up my daughter's azz with a microscope when it comes to her school friends and their families.I don't consider myself paranoid, nor will I apologize for caring and wanting to know about the people whose homes I send my daughter to.It's mine and my husband's job to protect her and keep her safe.....period.
sassy_chick sassy_chick 9 years
I love how easily the blame is placed. Until you work in a school office on registration day and process the paperwork of 700 kids, I wouldn't throw stones. I thought he looked remarkably young in the picture, and is he has a short stature and work the make-up and appropriate clothes, I can totally understand how he would pass. Acceptable? Absolutely not. But understandable how it slipped past? Absolutely.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
As creepy and scary as this is, this is one guy. And this has been all over the news for over a year. The odds of something like this actually happening have to be significantly lower than your child dying in a car accident, your child contracting a terminal illness, etc... Seems like an odd thing to actually work up a fear about. :shrug:
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Uh, just by looking at his photo, it is easy to notice that he doesn't look like a 7th grader. Seriously, do people walk around like mindless zombies? They must is they couldn't notice such a thing. Dumba*ses. People need to wake up.
jessie jessie 9 years goes to know who your kid's friends are...i don't care how nosy i am...or annoying..i will and do know who is my kids class...
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
Gross. Cheers for homeschool!
sassy_chick sassy_chick 9 years
Martini-- it's seventh grade. He'd be pretending to be 13. And you can't necessarily blame the school system-- all he would have needed were some fake papers, which are all over the place anyway.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 9 years
This is so unacceptable. How on earth could he pull this off. What a disgusting sick @$*%. Sorry for my language but sex offenders have no mercy in my book. I would think school is one of the few places where you could send you kids and not really have to worry.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 9 years
DISGUSTING! Reading that just made my stomach turn. I hate to think that my child's safety is really out of my hands when he starts school- it is bad enough to think about all of the little bullies out there, but now this!!?? FRIGHTENING that this guy was in the school for 2 years before they caught him and even more frightening that he was able to enroll in the first place.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
First of all, it shocks me that a 30-year-old could pass for a 7-year-old! I am just trying to think how that is even possible! These guys are seriously sick and need to be locked away forever!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
that's disgusting. what a rotten peice of shit.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 9 years
EW! This reminds me of an episode of Psych where a man (I believe he was 30 as well) pretended to be a certain age (I forget what age/grade) and he was a murderer or something like that. That was just a show. This guy is seriously sick and the school should have checked up on all their students closely.
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