Sex offender arrested after handing out baby-sitting flier

HELENA, Montana (AP) — A registered sex offender was arrested for
allegedly soliciting baby-sitting jobs through fliers and classified
advertisements, police said.

Kenneth Lee Hall was arrested Wednesday and jailed for violating the
terms of his sex-offender therapy, a condition of his probation. Hall,
41, was convicted in May 1999 of sexual assault.

A merchant became suspicious when he read a flier Hall dropped off at his
business, offering to provide overnight baby-sitting for children ages 2
to 4, said Detective Bryan Fischer. The flier said Hall would like to be
a “big brother” for a handicapped girl between the ages of 2 and 4, and
offered a place to stay for a homeless girl up to the age of 8.

The business manager found Hall’s photograph and criminal history on a
sex offender Web site and called 911.

Fischer said Hall placed a classified advertisement in a weekly newspaper
in late March, offering to baby-sit young children.

Police are investigating whether anyone responded to the offers.

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press

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