Surprise! Pedophile Caught Working as Carney at State Fair

What? A pedophile? At a carnival? The devil you say!

A 37-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on the S.C. State Fair grounds Wednesday morning by U.S. marshals on several sex offender charges.

Shawn Downer, who worked for a New York vendor providing food at local and state fairs around the country, is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center pending extradition to Massachusetts.

According to a statement from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Holyoke, Mass., man was wanted on several sex offense charges including possession of child pornography, committing a sex offense against a child and failure to register as a sex offender in the state of Massachusetts.

Which is why you hold your kids hand tight at a carnival, those places are lousy with criminals of all kinds. Here’s a video I found of a carnival clown on his day off:


3 Responses to “Surprise! Pedophile Caught Working as Carney at State Fair”

  1. DodiaFae on October 16th, 2010 10:26 pm

    OK, that clown is going to give me nightmares now. The scariest thing about clown is that my husband dances like that. o.O

    I’m always horrified when people don’t watch their kids at carnivals, festivals, fairs, etc. Or when they run over to the ice cream truck, for that matter. It never ceases to amaze me that some people have their heads so firmly planted in the sand that these people are even able to find victims at these places.

  2. Rob Taylor on October 16th, 2010 11:03 pm

    Yeah that video literally gave me chills the first time I saw it.

    Carnivals are not the places to let children roam.I don’t know how people can look at a carnival and think that kids are safe there.

  3. loup Garou on October 20th, 2010 9:29 am

    Clowns, Pedophiles and Salmonella Oh My!!!!
    I think anyone with an IQ over 10 knows to watch your wallet and your kid at a roaming fair. And ride the rides at your own risk. remember. Stereotypes were bases in truth at some point. that’s why they still hurt people…LOL

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