Convicted child molestors should not be allowed to work in funeral homes.

Convicted child molestors should not be allowed to work in funeral homes.

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Theresa Heller started this petition to Michigan State Senate and

Kalamazoo County court documents and sworn testimony reveal that six different convicted sex offenders are working among SIXTEEN  funeral homes in the community.

 

This fact is being hidden from the grieving families by the funeral homes, and when found out, one local funeral home sued the family for defamation in an attempt to shut them up. A restraining order was issued, restraining even complaints to the State Licensing Board, or alerting the public.

 

The problem here is that parents and their children at the funeral home, both living and deceased, are vulnerable in that situation of extreme grief. No one would think to ask if a convicted child molester will be interacting with the bodies or the families. There's no penalty for lying to clients or withholding the truth.

 

Funeral homes have a duty of transparency and due diligence to the client that goes above and beyond that of, say, a cashier or a veterinarian. Lawmakers have a duty to protect the citizens from sex offenders and child molesters.

 

Especially in light of the recent cover ups for sex offenders at the state level in Michigan, this issue needs to be addressed.

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