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Warrant: Woman let child molester live in home

Posted December 24, 2008

— Authorities accused a Fuquay-Varina woman of allowing an alleged child molester to live in her home.

Cassandra Fessler, 39, faces two charges of child abuse and one charge of assault on an officer.

Investigators believe that Fessler allowed the the man to stay in her house against orders from Child Protective Services, according to her arrest warrant.

The warrant says that Fessler punched a detective and kicked him in the groin when he tried to take her into custody.

She was being held in the Wake County Jail late Tuesday.


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  • manofjustice Dec 24, 2008

    I think this beautiful lady must suffer a slight mental disorder. I hope she gets the help that she needs. And just because the man living with her was a convicted sex offender doesn't mean that he shouldn't be allowed to live where ever he wants. He has confessed his sins and sent them up to God. Only God can judge us.

  • mom2threecld Dec 24, 2008

    what kind of mother is she?? she doesn't deserve the privilege of having children. omg poor kids, hope they have some loving, caring family to care for them.

  • bassethounds Dec 24, 2008

    I find it amazing that some people on here are standing up for the poor child molester needing somewhere to go!!! Hmmm... methinks they might be sympathizing because they've "been there...??!"

  • onedayatatime Dec 24, 2008

    Fundybasher I agree with you 100%. I do not like being told what to do in my house by anyone if it is not illegal. Since when did it become illegal to have someone live in your house that was not breaking the law? Is it now illegal for a convicted child molester to live in a house with children? What happens if they themselves have children? I'm betting some on here have lived with molester and not known it as it may not have come to light yet. Why don't we arrest the people they lived with after the fact? This is a slippery slope that I'm sad to see us going down. If the person was still a menace to society then they need to remain incarcerated. If they have been let go then they should not be hounded for the rest of their lives.

  • fundybasher Dec 24, 2008

    so the government can tell a private citizen who may or may not live in their home? and people support that?

    i think a lot of the posters on here would probably be content living in North Korea. This is - or was - a free country.

  • superman Dec 24, 2008

    Sorry but some of you kinda took a giant leap. The article did not say she had children there or how many she had!

  • chance Dec 24, 2008

    "So funny how everyone on here knows so much about this story. I don't know either but I do know that when people come out of jail they have to have somewhere to go. I mean it could have been her family member or close friend. I don't see articles about murders moving in with people being a problem. CPS is so political anyway. I will start to respect the system when it is respectable again." JLH4JDJ

    And yet another genius comment!!! If authorities told her not to have a child molester live in her home with her kids and she did it anyway, then she deserves to lose them ... regardless as to whether it was a family member, close friend or boyfriend. Who in their right mind allows a child molester around their children? I don't care who it is!!! JLH4JDJ - Please apply a little common sense to your commentary next time.

  • FragmentFour Dec 24, 2008

    CPS is a pretty sorry organization, no doubt about it. Interesting choice of words... "police 'believe'..." They don't KNOW? And who has custody of the children now?

  • any1butcarolina0405 Dec 24, 2008

    Eh, "child molester" has so many definitions... an 18 year old boy and his 15 year old girlfriend having relations... a 40 year and a 5 year old.....maybe (trying to give the benefit of the doubt here) the woman knew the circumstances behind his conviction and didn't think he was a danger to her children. but still... if she was warned... that was dumb. Very dumb.

  • sandhillsk9 Dec 24, 2008