That’s not enough for Pasley.
She believes the woman‘s name, picture, and conviction information should be entered into an online registry of convicted abusers. Pasley said she wants a database similar to a sex offender registry that parents can easily access.
“It would make me feel better as a parent knowing that I could actually research their name, I could research their history, and actually find them like I do today if I were to look for a sex offender,” she said.
She hopes to get enough signatures to catch the attention of Texas lawmakers.
I’ve been in law enforcement, a DA in Dallas, and a judge and never thought of that,” Wiley said.
The state monitors the convictions of care providers and certain convictions, such as sexual assault, can automatically bar a person from
working in a licensed operation.
Licensed facilities are also required to carry out background checks and fingerprint potential employees. If an operation allowed someone with a conviction that prohibits them from working at the facility the Health and Humans Services Commission can take action, which could include revoking the license.
Wiley and Pasley said those are great safeguards, but they want an extra layer of protection.
“There’s licensing requirements for child-care providers, so I think it’d be hard for her to go work at a a child-care licensed facility, but what’s stopping her from operating out of her home with a small amount of children or a nanny for somebody?” Wiley said.
“She’s going to be on felony probation and one of her conditions will be to not care for the elderly..
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