In a case of “are you effing kidding me,” a convicted German pedophile was sentenced to do volunteer service in a German kindergarten. According to Reuters, the man will be back in court next week after allegedly abusing two children there.
The man was allowed to work as a janitor at the Evangelical Kindergarten St Petri in Melle, near the northern city of Osnabrueck, because a court worker missed three prior pedophilia convictions on his record, said Alexander Retemeyer, spokesman for the Osnabrueck prosecutor’s office.
The man, identified only as A.B., had been sentenced to 720 hours of community service earlier this year for working on the sly while collecting welfare payments.
“The colleague didn’t pay attention and didn’t see he had a sexual conviction, so she allowed him to serve in a kindergarten,” Retemeyer said. “She didn’t read the file.”
The convictions dated from 1988-1990, Reuters reported.
Police arrested the man after the head of the kindergarten reported he had fondled himself in front of two children.