Convicted pedophile ‘turned up to daycare with empty stroller’ – Metro.co.uk
A convicted pedophile showed up to a daycare pushing an empty stroller and assaulted employees when asked to leave, police said.
Jason Newton, 45, was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday after police were called to the daycare center.
A campus security officer told Newton he needed to leave, but the pedophile responded and said the guard was the one who needed to leave, police said.
Newton then attempted to hit the guard with a large stick, prompting the guard to use pepper spray, which caused the pedophile to flee the scene, according to police.
After police arrested him, they searched his stroller, and instead of a child, they found methamphetamine hidden inside of it.
Newton has been in and out of prison since 1997 and has many charges including felony child sex abuse.
In 2014, his then girlfriend found out he was a convicted sex offender when he beat her five-year-old son with a rope, again in Salt Lake City.
For the stroller incident, Newton was charged with the assaulting of a school employee, failing to register as a sex offender, drug possession and a first-degree felony drug possession enhancement.
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