The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Monday, April 28, 2008

No Books for You

All Gary Detrick wanted to do was get a teeny little library card. What he didn't want to do was fulfill his requirement to register and update his status as a sexual offender in Albuquerque. Detrick had been convicted for molesting three children in another area prior to his move to Albuquerque. He had however failed to update his registry information as required by law.

SOURCE- Gary Detrick had been under the watch of deputies after moving to Albuquerque after molesting three children in Silver City, but he hasn’t updated his sex offender registration in recent months.

None of this would have anything to do with getting a library card, except that Albuquerque has a law banning registered sex offender from city libraries. And, when Detrick applied to get his library card, officials cross checked his name with the state sex offender registry- and upon finding his information there, along with a notice that he was considered 'an absconder', they notified police. While Detrick was able to flee prior to police arriving, his little stunt has renewed interest in his status- and police are now hoping someone will step forward with information on his whereabouts.