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Loopholes in hiring practices leave kids at risk

Flaws in how the city of Columbus handles background checks for street peddlers has created loopholes that allow child predators behind the wheels of ice cream trucks, reports Paul Aker of WBNS-TV. Prospective employees submitted their own background checks, and one ice cream truck driver simply omitted his history of child pornography charges. As a result of the investigation, the city's director of public safety said that the city "will start paying the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigations to run fingerprint-based background checks."

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