SELF-PROCLAIMED PEDOPHILE GOES FREE
Jack McClellan, 45, who calls himself a pedophile but says he has never sexually touched a child, has created Web sites in Seattle and Los Angeles detailing how and where he trolls for children. He was spotted at a fair in Santa Clarita. He recently emerged from the Social Security office on Olympic Boulevard. He tapped away on a computer at the library in Mar Vista. Warnings have gone out. Signs have been posted. And yet unlike convicted sex offenders, who are required to stay away from places that cater to children, in this case the police can do next to nothing, because McClellan, appears to be doing nothing illegal. But his mere presence in Los Angeles, couples with his commitment to exhibitionistic blogging about his thoughts on little girls, has set parents on edge.
McClellan was arrested twice on August 13 in Los Angeles - once near a child care facility. He was under a court order to stay at least 30 feet away from children. He was arrested again - several hours later - this time for trespassing after he did an interview with the TV station of university grounds. He had been told not to return to the campus after his first arrest. Prosecutors did not pursue the trespassing charges. He was released from jail Tuesday after prosecutors dropped a criminal case accusing him of violating a judge's order prohibiting him from being within 30 feet of children anywhere in California for three years. McClellan is unemployed and has been living out of his car. He has a hearing set for Friday on a temporary restraining order preventing him from coming within 10 yards of children in the city of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County.
(Los Angeles, California)