“It just tears me apart that he’s out. He’s done with his sentence and my daughter is continuing to serve her life sentence and it’s just not fair,” words from a devastated mother who told Fox 25 just how she felt about the man who ruined her child’s life.
Cory Roberts is a convicted violent predator; his history of attacking young children began at the age of 13. He was released to a half-way house in Washington on Monday.
Kelly McGinnis, a trusting and loving mother, hired Roberts to watch her then 3-year-old little girl. Kelly recalls contacting Roberts after noticing an ad he posted in a local paper for babysitting services a King 5 report said. That was 24 years ago.
The day Kelly hired Roberts not only changed her life, but it left her young daughter battered, scared, brain damaged and bruised forever.
“They finally let me see her, and these bruises on her face, on her body were just starting to appear. The doctors were asking me were those there when you left her, and I said no,” King 5 reported.
Police believed the attack was at the hands of Roberts, the child’s babysitter.
Now Kelly’s daughter, according to King 5, has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child, she has partial paralysis and blindness in one eye – she also has severe brain damage.
Roberts was not only convicted of raping the child and nearly beating her death, but he also served time for “sexually assault two young boys while he was in a juvenile detention center.”
But in 2001, authorities released him back into society – and it wasn’t long before he re-offended again. The NY Daily News said he was convicted of a similar crime where he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old boy.
Thrown back behind bars again, and even listed as a “sexually violent predator,” didn’t stop the system from releasing Roberts back into the public. Kelly is in fear for not only her daughter’s safety, but for those in the local community.
Kelly told King 5, “Knowledge is power. Just be aware, be safe, please. It’s not just ‘cause he’s getting out. It’s because I know he’s going to hurt someone else.”
Kelly’s hope, according to the report, is she doesn’t want anyone to forget what Roberts did, and she definitely wants everyone to remember his face.
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