“Tuesday, Raymond Reed, 29, was arrested after a routine traffic stop. Naples police quickly discovered the man was a registered sex offender, living unregistered in a Naples hotel and working for Village Pools, an Orlando based construction company contracted to build the River Park Pool.
Reed was arrested in 2001 and again in 2005 in Orange County. He’s accused of lewd and lascivious conduct on a victim under 16 and sexual battery of a victim under 12.
Because of those convictions, state law says he can not work, “whether for compensation or as a volunteer, at any business, school, child care facility, park, playground, or other place where children regularly congregate.”
“A background check should’ve been done. I don’t know where they went wrong, but a background check should’ve been done for this man,” says Pascal.
Lykins says it’s the subcontractors responsibility to do background checks. “We have a clause with the city, when a purchase order is issued, contractors will abide by all laws, federal, local and state and hire the people with the right backgrounds to avoid this very thing,” says Lykins.
WINK News reached out to Village Pools in Orlando to find out about their background check process. They did not return our call, but we are told Reed was fired from the company. He remains in custody in the Collier County Jail.”
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