(KMOV.com) — Residents in a St. Louis County neighborhood are outraged Tuesday after they found out a two-time convicted child sex offender is now living next to two school bus stops.
39-year-old Macon Baker’s move into the Royal Acres neighborhood after being released from prison, has set parents on edge.
Baker was charged with two sexually-related crimes against young girls ages 5 and 7, including one on the same street which he now resides.
Des Peres city officials tell News 4 they’re doing everything they can, including increased patrols, but parents to say increased patrols are just not enough.
Families in the Royal Acres neighborhood are taking action during spring break to create designated “safe houses” for kids to run to should they feel in danger.
Baker will also be required to check in with the St. Louis County Sexual Offense Unit every 90 days which, so far, he has complied with.
The neighborhood trustees will be meeting with city aldermen next week to discuss local ordinances that could apply to this type of situation.