Christmas 2018 is fast approaching, and people are all busy to plan for the holiday season. If you are arranging a party at your house on December 25 for your kids, it is a must to let Santa Claus be the host. But it is advisable to all the party planners and parents to look into the history before hiring someone for the costume jobs especially when such parties involve children. At recent, a Santa who is also a registered sex offender was arrested in Florida after failing to meet the offender reporting requirements. Singapore: Indian-Origin Maid Gets 18 Months Jail For Sexually Exploiting & Blackmailing Employer's Minor Son.
The pervert Robert Bruce Kendal who advertises himself as Santa Bob was making appearances at Christmas events and parties after his prison time. WFTV reports that the 48-year-old was appearing on Craigslist with a photo showing him dressed up as Santa Claus with a child on his lap. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that Kendal is a registered sex offender who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 in 1993. The Sheriff’s deputies reported that they received an online tip that Kendal was dressing up as Santa for holiday parties. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018 Lights NYC.
Santa Bob arrested by local investigators.
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One investigator went undercover and posed as someone interested in hiring Kendel for an event. He offered him $80 (over Rs. 5,000) to appear in a nearby park that the sex offender thought was a company Christmas party. Deputies cleared the park of children before Santa Bob arrived. He was arrested on the spot. Kendel has reportedly been paid for appearances at private events since 2009.
He claimed not to know that he is liable to inform the police departments about his employment as a Santa Claus for hire and the email address he used to communicate with clients as part of sex offender paperwork. Kendel is taken to the Orange County Jail now faces a charge of being a sex offender who failed to report. He remains held on a $2,000 (over Rs. 1 lakh) bond. Meanwhile, his wife defended him adding that her husband was trying for some extra income for their family over the holidays.