May 15, 2012

Putt-putt golf game puts sex offender in jail

Another stupid set of circumstances where there is no intent for wrongdoing, he was with adults and no way to even know kids were inside.
5-15-2012 North Carolina:

A Gastonia police officer saw a registered sex offender playing putt-putt golf at a place where children hang out, according to an arrest warrant.

Taylor John Romero, 23, of 212 Colonial Drive, Belmont, was convicted of sexual battery of a minor child in December 2007 for an incident that happened earlier that year in Gaston County.

Romero was given three years probation for the conviction and had to register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years. He also was ordered to stay away from places where children congregate.

The officer reported he went to Adventure Landing at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and saw Romero playing putt-putt golf with a group of adults his age. However, the officer reported that there were also about four children inside the business playing video games at the time.

Romero was booked into Gaston County Jail under a $10,000 bond on a charge of sex offender/child premises. ..Source.. by Kevin Ellis

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