[Ed. – The story is an outrage but only slightly more so than the absurd custom of libraries hosting ‘drag queen’ storytimes.]
Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime.
The library said Friday that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program.
Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, was last seen reading to children at the Montrose Library in September 2018.
ABC13 Eyewitness News has learned Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008. According to records, his victim was a child under the age of 14 years old.
The library said appropriate action is being taken to ensure every participant in every program is verified to ensure similar incidents cannot happen in the future.
Each program is supervised by staff, and all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian, the library said.
Friday, Houston Public Library released this statement:
We were made aware today that one participant for Drag Queen storytime who read at the September 29, 2018, Drag Queen Storytime has a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating in the program.