Jack in a box

first_imgThat Jack McClellan apparently couldn’t stay away from children even when he was under court order shows just what a danger he is. His presence is a threat to all the state’s kids – which is why the expansive court order against him, although onerous, seems appropriate. If Jack wants to get away from California’s kids, he ought to go to an old-age home. Or better yet, he could just leave the state.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not only that, he was carrying a camera – a troubling sign given his location and his penchant for posting pictures of girls to a Web site he used to run for fellow pedophiles. McClellan swears this was all innocent: He went to UCLA because he thought there wouldn’t be kids on a college campus. Dumb luck, he says, ended him up outside a children’s center. Right, Jack. How do you explain the camera? More likely is that McClellan chose this site precisely because, being on a college campus, he could claim he didn’t mean to be stalking kids. Or maybe he went to the campus, but found himself unable to resist his disordered predilections. Whatever the case, there can be little doubt that someone with McClellan’s history would accidentally stumble upon a gaggle of children. And parents and law enforcement can’t afford to extend him the benefit of the doubt. WHEN a judge slapped an ultra-restrictive restraining order on admitted pedophile Jack McClellan, some questioned whether the legal system had gone too far. But on Monday, McClellan proved that he got exactly what he deserved. Under the terms of the injunction, McClellan was barred from coming within 30 feet of any minor in California. In a state with millions of children, that seemed like an impossible order to obey – raising questions about the order’s constitutionality. But on Monday, despite promising that his days of stalking little girls were over, McClellan showed up outside UCLA’s Infant Development Program in Franz Hall. last_img read more