By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Some people have a fear of clowns. Well, there is good reason to fear a clown named Trim Trim The Clown (otherwise known at David Albert Lemus). Lemus performed at birthday parties as a clown. He wore the big shoes, the make up and the works. He also molested children and forced them to perform sexual acts. Lemus recently pleaded guilty to molesting children and now faces 12 years in prison. If Lemus goes to prison, I would guess that his safety would be at risks from those inmates who do not have a fond appreciation of clowns who molest children at birthday parties. This California clown will be off the streets but there are plenty of other child predators out there. When arranging for a party, it is helpful to have some information from the performers and businesses. Not all companies perform adequate background checks. Furthermore, if Trim Trim never was arrested or convicted of such a crime, the parents, who arranged for the party, would have never known. With or without a background check, make sure that no children are alone with party performers. Better safe – than sorry. For all those sick clowns or others out there who have an urge to molest children, get some help and stay away from children. You can read more about this story at Fontana Area Clown Pleads Guilty to Molesting Children.