July 4, 2022

Democrat mayor hires child sex offender to go into homes and businesses to do code enforcement checks

Dolton, Illinois Mayor Tiffany Henyard is under fire for having hired a registered sex offender and convicted child rapist to go into homes and businesses without the consent of the residents and owners to check for code enforcement. 

Breitbart News reported that the trustees in Dolton, Illinois were “shocked” to learn that the mayor hired Lavelle Redmond to the position without their approval:

“On Sept. 20, village records show Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard hired 46-year-old Lavelle Redmond as a code enforcement officer — a job in which he goes into Dolton homes and businesses to inspect them and make sure they are up to code,” Fox 32 reported Thursday.

This is particularly troubling news, considering that Redmond can be seen to be registered as a child sex offender who was released from prison in 2016 and whose most recent mug shot with the Chicago Police Department was created in May of 2021.

Details about his imprisonment are even more troubling, as local news reported:

“FOX 32 News has learned Redmond spent 24 years in prison in Illinois after pleading guilty to taking part in a brutal gang rape and beating in the Roseland neighborhood in 1991. He and three other people kidnapped and sexually assaulted two girls, ages 13 and 14. Now, trustees in Dolton are demanding that the mayor explain how and why she hired Redmond into a job that puts him in constant contact with the public.”

Residents are incensed and some are already making plans to bar the new code enforcer from entering their homes or are fearing the day they’ll have to interact with him, including one woman who said, “I will be terrified to know now if he had come to my house to do a code inspection. I’ll be terrified.”

“Oh my god. Don’t they supposed to do background checks before they allow these people to in these kind of positions [sic]?” another person questioned.

As for the mayor, a spokesperson from her office told local news that they are taking the concerns of the citizens seriously and investigating the hire of Redmond and his background, however, they would not confirm if the convicted child rapist was still on the payroll.

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