Man Convicted Of Rape Was Working In Rape Crisis Center
A former felon who was convicted and sentenced to prison for rape was caught working at a rape counseling center.
Damon Rodgers was found guilty of two rapes in Madero County in California. He served 13 years in prison. Following his time in jail, Rodgers worked at a rape counseling center in Fresno, California and would have been able to continue possibly flying under the radar had he not been online searching for a sidearm holster for a firearm.?
He was a part of a security guard networking group on Facebook where he actually posted asking people for suggestions for a sidearm holster for a firearm. Josh Alexander, a detective for Fresno police told People magazine, “At first, the reporting party was trying to help him out. That’s how they originally started talking. Initially he was trying to help him out to get holstered, and then another guy said he is a convicted sex offender. He found Rodgers on the Megan’s Law website.”
Alexander, who monitors Fresno’s sex registrants, says the other security guard tipped him off on July 27.
Later that day, police pulled over Rodgers’ car after his shift at the center and found he was allegedly in possession of a gun and a switchblade, which as a felon he is prohibited to carry.
“He had the gun in a holster,” Alexander claims. “He said he had the gun for two weeks.”
Alexander alleges Rodgers’ weapon was not registered and loaded with nine .45-caliber slugs. The serial number had also been shaved off, he says.
Alexander continued, “It was surprising to me. Anytime we have a convicted sex offender who has a gun working at a rape crisis center, I would hope it would be cause for alarm for any law enforcement agency.”
Not only is Damon Rodgers in trouble since convicted felons aren’t supposed to be in possession of any type of weaponry, but this also proves that the security that hired him didn’t do any type of background check.
Date Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 , Total Page Views: 929