Terrible story not getting enough media – the “manny” sex offender.

Unlike many people on the boards, I find nothing at all wrong with the idea of a male nanny – I have friends who have hired them and there was even a great book about Mannies.

Donald Shepard has been accused of molesting his charges, but the disturbing thing is that he has on online history of belonging to sites for pedophiles. He trolls the country using aliases, applies to schools to be a substitute teacher, has been a camp counselor. Clearly, he is an insidious repeat offender who has managed to slip through the cracks while clearly trolling the country looking for innocent children to destroy.

Why does he not have a record? What do you think of this case? As a mother, it shakes me to the core. I’m not one of those “witchhunt” moms who obsessively searches the offender registry, but you can bet I’ll be looking at everyone who comes into contact with my children.


  1. liz,

    i myself was a live-in nanny for a brief time twenty years ago!

    i would expect parents/guardians to check references of *any* individual, male or female, who applies for a nanny position!


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