When you check into a hotel, you’d never expect they would have a registered sex offender working behing the front desk and making your room key. But that’s just what our investigation found. Here’s Lisa Guererro’s report that raises troubling questions about whether sex offenders should be given jobs that allow them to interact with families and children.
Robert Mitchell worked the overnight shift at the Holiday Inn in Fort Worth, Texas. So you might be surprised to learn this mild mannered desk clerk is a registered sex offender. In 1995, he pleaded guilty to molesting a 10-year-old girl.
And this from a Huntington Beach, CA hotel investigation:
Huntington Beach police said they had a specific reason for targeting the hotel. While residents can research sex offenders near their homes, visitors may be less apt to research offenders at a hotel where they are staying, said police spokesman Lt. Russell Reinhart.