Idaho Trustee resigns over library hiring flap

Odd One from Bonner County Daily Bee - Sandpoint,ID, where A trustee for the East Bonner County Library, who served the library for nearly three years, has resigned her position following a community outcry over the hiring of a registered sex offender as the library's circulation attendant. Lutes, 42, was hired by the library in late September after seven months as a library volunteer. She pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a Bonner County girl when she was 14 years old in 2003 and served one year in the Bonner County Jail.

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To be clear...

To be clear the abuser was not 14, the victim was 14.

Some people have principles, obviously Ms. Peterman has principles, and from what I read in the article she is one of the few in her community.

To place a convicted sex offender - indeed a sex offender convicted of a crime in which a child was the victim - in a position in which they must come in contact with children is absurd. The woman is a registered sex offender for crying out loud. Would you hire an embezzeler to do the bookkeeping, an armed robber as a security guard? Of course not, but to hire a convicted pervert child rapist as a circulation attendent was OK?

What the hell were these people thinking. obviously in my opinion Gunter the director is a raving lunatic. The board must be impotent or incompetent to let a library director get away with hiring sex offenders. If the board is that useless I can't blame Ms. Peterman for leaving - in fact it was the only sane thing to do.

I don't mean to imply that sex offenders should not get jobs, but child rapists should find some nice factory work or something such so they don't have to interact with children. I can't believe her probation officer signed off on this nonsense. Something is just not right in Idaho.

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