One mother is reportedly locking her daughters in an alarmed bedroom at night for a seemingly bizarre reason. Her new husband is actually a pedophile previously convicted for sexually assaulting and attacking a little girl under the age of 13. Then, to make matters worse, the mother’s two daughters are also under the age of 13. Since the girls are locked in the rooms, the newly implemented nightly routine also includes an altered routine for bathroom use.
The girls reportedly have to use a baby monitor to alert their mother so she can take them to the bathroom during the night, reports the Daily Mail. It has also been reported that the unnamed mother’s bedroom is set up so he’d have to climb over her to get out of bed if he were trying to leave their room at night. By having to climb over her, he’d wake her. She has to do all of this each night so a pedophile can live in their home.
Although the Devon County Council has cited that there is a “continuing risk” and possibility of him sexually abusing her daughters, she still insists on him living in the home. The mother feels her arrangement will prove effective. According to Metro, the County Council initially recommended that the children live with relatives as long as he’s in the home. But, surprisingly, her new “safety” measures have been deemed acceptable.
“Numerous reviews by a variety of agencies have concluded that his partner, who wants him to be able to stay overnight, can adequately supervise him. A safety plan has to be in place and his partner has to supervise contact at all times. The police have been informed and the local authority is monitoring the situation very closely with regular visits to the family home.”
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— News Source 24 (@NewsSource24) April 19, 2015
Needless to say, the awkward living arrangement has sparked outrage. Details about the whole living arrangement ordeal surfaced when the girls’ grandmother contacted the Mirror to voice her frustrations. During the interview, she had no reservations about expressing her disapproval of her daughter’s decision.
“The alarm and the other so-called precautions to stop my granddaughters being abused are a load of rubbish. Since learning my daughter’s new husband was a paedophile I’ve tried to express my concerns to social services. I’m appalled this man was allowed to move into the family home with my granddaughters. Other family members also feel their concerns are being ignored. It feels like my granddaughters are isolated and at risk. Social services don’t seem to want to listen to me. It’s heartbreaking, but I have to keep fighting this for the sake of the girls.”
Unfortunately, at this point, there isn’t very much the girls’ grandmother can do. However, many readers have also voiced their concerns over the controversial living arrangement. Of course, many readers disagree with the council’s decision to allow the girls to remain in the home.
Do you think the girls should be taken away from the mother? Should she have to choose between her daughter and her pedophile boyfriend? Share your thoughts.
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