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NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Congress Hears of Sex Offenders Under Golden Arches Posted: 5/3/2006 6:00:00 PM An exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation of sex offenders working under the golden arches now has the attention of Congress.
"I'd like to bring to the attention of the committee a recent investigation by NewsChannel 5 in Nashville."
That was how U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., began a statement to a congressional committee.
The House panel was hearing testimony about the sexual exploitation of children. The congresswoman noted our investigation, which discovered dozens of child molesters and other sex offenders working at McDonald's restaurants. McDonald's markets itself as a great place for kids to eat and play -- and for teens to work.
"This has seriously troubled me because of the actions we have seen by these despicable people and what they go to to try and get close to the children," Blackburn told committee members.
In a separate interview with NewsChannel 5, Blackburn says she wants to see if more can be done to protect children.
"That we have sexual predators who are going into a place like a family-friendly restaurant, going into a place where they can be hired and get close to these children, to me that is of tremendous concern."
A child safety expert has called for a national boycott of McDonald's unless the chain does more to clean up its hiring practices. If you have information for our investigation, e-mail us. The address: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.newschannel5.com/content/i...
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