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April 21, 2007 permalink
Florida DCF has a job opening for a young man looking for an opportunity to meet members of the opposite sex. It is to replace William Williams, who tried to use his powers to get a mother's clothes off. He joins the ranks of Eric M Ferber and Brandon Ware.
Abuse investigator quits over lap-dance request
By Kathleen Chapman
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 21, 2007
A Palm Beach County child abuse investigator lost his job this week after a mother he was supposed to be helping said he asked her for a private lap dance.
Former Department of Children and Families investigator William Williams was assigned to the family's case Dec. 30 after a report to the state that the children were being neglected.
As part of his investigation, he asked the mother what she did for a living. She told him that she worked as an exotic dancer.
According to the mother, Williams then asked whether she gave private lap dances and whether she would come to his home to dance for him.
When she turned him down, she said, he suggested that maybe he could just pay her to cook and clean his house.
The children's grandmother, who agreed to take in the youngsters and their mother, called DCF on Jan. 11 to ask whether the agency could help with rent and groceries. She also reported Williams' behavior with her daughter.
When questioned about the allegations by the DCF inspector general, Williams submitted a sworn statement admitting that he asked the mother if "she did anything else beside dance, if she work in VIP Room, also if she did anything else in the VIP Room, if she gave private lap dances. ...
"This was an error in judgment on my part," Williams wrote, "and can understand how my questioning could be misconstrued."
He said he asked the questions out of personal curiosity, according to the inspector general's report, and that they did not pertain to his investigation.
The mother said Williams made her "very uncomfortable," the report stated.
Williams, 48, was removed from his cases when supervisors heard about the allegations, DCF spokeswoman Laura Tingo said Friday.
He resigned from his job in DCF's Riviera Beach office Monday after his supervisor told him he would be fired, Tingo said.
Williams was hired by the agency in 2005 to take benefit applications. He had worked as an investigator since June 2006.
Discussion of other scandals omitted.
Source: Palm Beach Post