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Resource ID: #15380
Subject: Children
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: Feb. 28, 1999


Missouri pays more than 21,700 people to provide care for children of low-income families. But no one checks their criminal background or whether they have a history of child abuse or neglect. The Post-Dispatch found at least 75 convicted felons who have been paid to watch children. In the St. Louis area, they included people convicted for rape, drug dealing and killing a child.

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