An Arkansas man was horrified to learn that local police weren’t going to do anything about the “child molester” who victimized his daughter. Unfortunately for the pervert, this dad wasn’t about to just take the news lying down – and the pissed-off father took matters into his own hands.
Shelton Kitchens lives in Heth, Arkansas, with his 16-year-old daughter, where he recently learned that his little girl was in a “relationship” with a 21-year-old man. “I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive,” Shelton recalled, according to WREG CBS Memphis. “It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over.”
Making matters worse, the perpetrator reportedly used puppies to lure the girl into his home before the two agreed to continue meeting. Of course, the girl’s father was enraged at first but he managed to hold his temper long enough not to do something stupid. Instead, he called the police to report what the man had done to his minor daughter – but that’s about the time things took a turn for the worse.
According to Shelton, officers quickly informed him that because his daughter was 16-years-old and that everything was consensual, there was nothing that they could do about it. Understandably frustrated to watch police walk away and know that nothing would be done to the man who took advantage of his little girl, he decided that he wasn’t about to take it lying down.
In fact, the father has since taken matters into his own hands – and it’s downright perfect. As it turns out, the man lives just down the street from Shelton’s tire shop, giving him the perfect opportunity to place a sign in public for all to see. Even better yet, it reads, “Danger! Child molester lives in first house on the right,” and lists the man’s last name at the bottom, according to Pix 11.
As one would imagine, the sign has received quite a bit of attention in his community since he put it up and has recently been shared on social media for the world to see. After garnering national attention, Shelton explains that he hopes the new awareness on the matter will urge lawmakers to raise the age of consent to 18.
Although not everyone agrees with the sign, Shelton states that he’s not going to take it down anytime soon. “I want awareness put to other parents so they don’t have to go through what I’ve gone through the last few days,” he explained. He also noted that his daughter has since stopped seeing the man and is “traumatized.” In fact, he even went so far as to say that she will likely have to go to therapy on account of what happened.
At the end of the day, there’s no excuse for an adult to have their hands on someone underage – period. I don’t understand why this isn’t a punishable offense as this man should be arrested and have to be on a sex offender registry list. Although he may feel frustrated with the recent turn of events, if all this guy gets is a sign that tells the world exactly what he is and the danger he poses to children, he should be thanking his lucky starts because he’s getting off pretty easy.