Friday 24 May 2013
HUNSTANTON: Sex offender was working for children’s charity
"The founder of a children’s cancer charity has lodged complaints against police officers over their handling of the work arrangements of a registered sex offender.
Linza Corp, who runs Hunstanton-based Families Against Neuroblastoma, feels let down by Norfolk Police for breaking her confidence.
She has lodged complaints against two officers and Norfolk police say these are under investigation.
Mrs Corp had briefly entered into a contract with a man to set up an external call centre in Norwich to support the charity’s work.
She later leaned that the man was listed on the Sex Offenders’ Register after being convicted of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and attempting to incite a child into sexual activity in 2008.
Mrs Corp has stressed that the man had no contact with children or the charity’s computers. She said: “I feel repeatedly let down by the police.”
Mrs Corp had learned of the contractor’s past two weeks ago and contacted the police for advice.
She said she asked the officer to keep her identity a secret [why Linza, no courage of conviction?] and was advised not to tell anyone.
Mrs Corp said she had later received a voicemail from the man to say that the officer had told him that she knew about his past.
She said: “That should have been confidential.”"