This week it came to light that sex offenders Cleveland Bafford of Lansing, (1st degree CSC), Michael Coscarelli of Lansing, (2nd Degree CSC involving a minor) and Jonathon Case of Lansing (2nd degree CSC) have been volunteering at the Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center on Michigan Avenue in Lansing.
WILX TV10 reports that Alexandra Mitchell, former Board Chair for the Greater Lansing crisis hotline, says that fellow board members bullied her into not saying anything about the discovery that sex offenders were working for the Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center. Mitchell says they treated her like a criminal for bringing it up and that’s why she resigned last month.
The crisis hotline has been around for decades and had up until now, had not conducted background checks on their volunteers.
In the wake of this stink, Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. of Meridian Township will propose a bill to ban sex offenders from working at non-profit agencies that serve children and sexual assault victims – because that’s apparently not yet against the law.