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A Background Check is the Last Resort in a Battle against this Peeping Tom

Today brings us more disturbing news on the forefront of child protection and safety. The incident in question had occurred in Sheboygan, WI. It involves a local 31-year-old peeping tom and a teenage girl. The man had hidden a webcam in a heat vent and recorded the unsuspecting girl undressing in what she thought was the privacy of her bedroom. The teenager he'd been filming - a family friend - had accidentally discovered the shocking videos of herself on the peeping tom's computer, while visiting his family home. His own wife reported him to the police, insisting they arrest him for being "a pervert".

So far so good. Initially our peeping tom was charged with two felonies (capturing an image of nudity) carrying an 18-month prison term each, and three misdemeanors. Things then seem to have spun out of control. The tom managed to reach a plea bargain: he entered "no contest" and the charges were reduced to a single misdemeanor of "invading privacy by use of a surveillance device". The final sentence was a year of probation and a $504 fine. Worst of all, he was not required to register as a sex offender.

Now imagine: you move into a new neighborhood. You've done all the preliminary research making sure you are moving your teenage daughters into a safe neighborhood. According to your research, there were no registered sex offenders in the immediate vicinity, and that's your primary concern. How would you like to find out that the sex predator you took such pains to avoid lives practically next door to your children? He just wasn't required to register as such because on that day the judge must have decided to suspend all critical thinking. Do you know what's going to prevent you from making that mistake? Make a thorough background check a part of your research.

Take responsibility for your own private investigation, and don't count on anyone to hand you the answers: no one is going to be as thorough as you are. The peeping tom's name may not be on the national sex offender registry, but the revealing type of his misdemeanor is still bound to follow him around, once people find out. And the only way to find out is to conduct a background check on your closest neighbors before you enter into the contract to buy the house. It's the only thing you can do to protect your daughters from exploitation, and your property - from substantial loss in value.

An Overprotective Father

Francisco Sandoval from Delavan, WI was known as a good man who built a comfortable, happy life and home for his family. He was respected as a wise, hard-working patriarch with a large clan. The Sandovals had many children, most now married with their own children, and Francisco was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

That is why everyone was shocked when Sandoval went off the deep end on October 2, 2005 and shot his son-in-law multiple times. Apparently, the son-in-law and his wife, one of Francisco's daughters, had an argument, and she fled to her parents' home in tears. She reportedly told the family about her husband's threats to kill her family and burn down their house.

In the morning, the husband went looking for his wife at the store she owned, and came face to face with her father lying in wait for him. No one knows if they exchanged words, but witnesses saw Sandoval walk up to his son-in-law's car and fire multiple shots; he then got into his car and drove away.

As a result of the shooting, the young man was paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He died several months later.

When police came to Sandovals' residence with a search warrant, Francisco Sandoval was gone. Authorities believe that family members helped Sandoval elude capture by transporting him across the border to Mexico and moving him to different locations. According to the rumors in Delavan, Mrs. Sandoval frequently goes to Mexico to visit her husband.

The above account is based on a true story. Background checks protect peaceful citizens from being deceived and/or harmed by a cunning criminal.