Four women arrested after allowing their children to hang out with eight convicted sex offendersBy Mason White 12:25 PM May 14, 2014
|The four mothers who were arrested|
By: Hydar Tomar
Many children were raped and sexually abused at the hands of eight convicted sex offenders.
Now, their mothers have been arrested and charged with child endangerment.
The women of Iowa, were accused of knowingly allowing children to live next to and spend the night with some of the eight men, who have a history of sexual abuse and child pornography.
Police have confirmed that at least six children were victims of abuse, neglect or child pornography.
Two sex offenders were arrested and charged with abusing some of the children. A third was arrested for failing to appear in the registry.
Sherry Ann Oats, 48, Shaneka Posey, 23, Jenni Jenkins, 29, Sarah Melissa McConnell, 34, lived with their families at the Patriot Mobile Home Park and Apartments in Davenport.
All four women are now facing charges for leaving their children in the care of the accused suspects.
The Iowa residency laws require sex offenders to live at least 2,000 feet away from schools or daycare centers. This law caused many sex offenders to live in remote areas.
The law ended up creating clusters of sex offenders living in low rent motels, trailer parks and neighborhoods near poor families with young children.