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WI: ‘I paid my debt:’ Sex offender allowed to visit sick son at CHW; but fight for visitation isn’t over

[fox6now.com]

MILWAUKEE — A registered sex offender will be allowed to see his son at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, but the fight for visitation isn’t over yet.

Suffering in pain and severely ill, Kahlil Yates, 9, wants nothing more than to be comforted.

“He can’t understand why I can’t be there all the time,” said Stuart Yates.

Stuart Yates, 49, was forced to leave his sick son’s bedside on March 6 after he was kicked out of Children’s Hospital — told he had to leave because he was a registered sex offender.

“I’ve been a full-time dad and husband for the last 20 years. I paid my debt to society and my son shouldn’t have to pay for it,” said Stuart Yates.

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  1. G4Change

    These people trying to keep this poor, sick baby from seeing his daddy are sick, evil scum! This is sick!!!
    This man should be able to be with his child as long as any other parent at that hospital. End of story!!!

  2. Lake County

    I’ve been to a lot of hospitals and I’ve never been questioned or required ID to enter any part of the hospital. Most hospitals have limited staff and security, so I don’t think many hospitals want to deal with this issue or it’s added expense. I was visiting a friend at a large hospital a week ago for two days and it is so large that I got lost many (MANY) times. I passed many areas that were for children and I was never questioned. In fact I was hardly able to find anyone that could provide me with directions. I only mention this since I find it shocking that some hospitals have the staff to conduct background checks on visitors. And it’s very heartless. I wouldn’t trust my child at a hospital that didn’t put the needs of a sick child above some worthless policy. Although any hospital that denies a parent’s rights should be sued, I wonder if we could just try to make sure our child does not go to those hospitals? I know that it may not always be possible, but if we had a list of these bad hospitals to avoid, maybe that would be best for the child.

    I would be most curious about what St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital policies were on this issue and also what Ronald McDonald’s House policies are. Does anyone know?

    • LS

      @Lake County. I’ve had some experience with hospitals over the years. What I have found is that children specific hospitals (i.e. Millers Childrens Hospital, etc.) or any hospital with the word “children” in it, (or in other words, hositals that have ONLY children as patients) are adamant that registeted citizens be stopped from entering and/or promptly escorted away. Regardless of who you are trying to visit, your relationship to that person, or the circumstances involved. Other “regular” hospitals, which treat mainly adults (with some, children) do not seem to be as strick about this, nor do they seem to have a policy against registered citizens entering. I often wonder two things relative to this subject. 1) If I wanted to make a $1 Million dollar charitable contribution to a childrens hospital, would they gladly accept it, even if I made sure to make my status known. And 2) I would like to know the US statistics on exactly how many children have actually been abducted from a childrens hospital by a registered citizen. I would be willing to bet either zero/none or very few, if any.

      • TS

        Regarding the donation, it would be good to put in the T&Cs of accepting the donation they agree to certain stipulations, e.g. acknowledge and understand the donor’s position when donating the money; acknowledge and understand society’s title of the donor; acknowledge and understand the falseness of the statistics related to society’s title of the donor; and provide proof of previous legal instances that would necessitate a restriction such as they may have. This’d show where their heart really is in the world.

        They would be better checking on those who are going into the neonatal wards to ensure they are not trying to either switch or steal a newborn.

        • D

          My wife and I just had a baby and I was in and out of the neonatal ward and the nicu. All visitors had to do was sign in and know who they were visiting. No issues whatsoever.

  3. ioshiames

    I hope he does not let up on them. They granted it because he threatened to sue. They don’t really care about the conditions around his visits and “safety measures”. They don’t care about what’s best for the kid. I would continue to stick it to them and make them pay. It is extreme cases like this that we need to push to show the true monsters in this situation.

  4. Agamemnon

    This father needs to have a guard assigned to him in order to visit his severely ill child? For only 2 hrs a day? And ONLY if he notifies the hospital a day in advance?

    WTF do they think he’s going to do while sitting beside his sick child?

    • AlexO

      “He doesn’t care about his child. In fact, I bet he hurt his child on purpose in order to gain access to the children’s hospital to do all the evil things he’ll surely due given his status as an RC” – Every politician and supporter of these laws.

      • ReadyToFight

        Just goes to show that just having the Label
        “Registered Sex Offender”
        Is without a doubt, cruel and unusual punishment.

        • Facts should matter

          Correct. Once you’re labeled a sex offender, your life is no longer your own.

        • AlexO

          But it’s not a punishment! Just a simple, little, “Price Club membership”.

  5. Anonymous

    This man is being punished. Doesn’t matter if the hospital is allowed to punish him or not (because it is a private institution), He Is being Punished!

  6. Tim Moore

    If he was a corporate billionaire or high government official who caused the poisoning of whole communities of children, no problem. Roll out the red carpets.

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