Accused Child Molester Out on Bail Hands Out Money to Kids in the Mall & Doesn’t See the Issue (VIDEO)

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DJ This is one of those stories that'll make you give the stink eye to your computer and mouth WTF to your cat. A man named D.J. Douglas and his friend Chris Reaves, both of Plano, Texas, went to a local mall and started dropping cash on groups of kids as they passed below. Sounds harmless enough, if not kind of awesome, right? Wrong. Douglas is an accused child molester free on bond -- he was arrested last month on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy and exposing himself to a 17-year-old boy.

Did I mentioned they videotaped themselves "making it rain" for the kids, then posted the footage to YouTube? Because that happened, too.

But wait, there's more.

Both Douglas and Reaves run a foundation to help troubled kids. When the local news caught up with Douglas and asked him about this video he uploaded, he called it "harmless" and shared:

Well, I don't know kind of how that pertains to our case or our situation. That was just kind of Chris throwing money out to some people.

Hmm. OK. Let me ask you a question. If you've been accused of child molestation and are awaiting trial, would YOU think it's a good idea to go to the mall and throw money at children? Would YOU think it's a good idea to then post that video to YouTube?

Douglas says his money-throwing didn't violate any part of his bail and that he didn't have any more contact with the kids, BUT STILL. If you're innocent (which everyone is until proven guilty), why put yourself out there like this? Why draw attention to yourself interacting with kids by giving them money? Why, then, share it on a public website?

Lest you were wondering what the latest was with Douglas' partner Reaves, he posted an invitation to Facebook announcing a party he's throwing for his new non-profit, saying "party at my [expletive] crib hmu if you wanna come beer pong...weed...goodtimes."

When reporters asked him what he meant by that, Reaves explained that the invitation was intended to attract teens over to his place so they could be counselled against drug and alcohol use.

It sounds like I'm making this up, but I'm not.

Assuming, as I shall, that Douglas and Reaves are blameless, they have been making some very poor decisions. I'd think most people accused of child molestation who are, in fact, innocent would hide in their house, as far away from kids as physically possible, but I guess these guys feel differently. Very differently.

What do you think?

 

Photo via crowerp/YouTube

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Carme... Carmen8706

Definitely a stupid decision on his part even if he is innocent.  What I don't understand is why someone who may even remotely be a threat to children is allowed out on bail. 

luvsc... luvschocolate

I'm not as concerned with the money as I am them being allowed to "run a foundationto help troubled kids."  And the Facebook posts sound like child luring to me.  How is that not a violation of parole ?

nonmember avatar Darein

Unfortunately due to criminal processing he has been charged with the crime but he is out on bail and has not been formally convicted by a jury of his peers so he is not under any court ordered mandate or parole. I would likely be the first to see this man recieve chemical castration so that he is unable to use his so called 'foundation' to lure in children who are already emotionally troubled and easy targets for a pedophile. Just watch how fast he loses interest in 'helping' kids when he can't get an erection anymore.

AdryF AdryF

hmmm... Let me play devil's advocite since he was just acussed and not convicted... Depends has he always done things like this.. To help kids. If so he may just not be letting the charges stop him from helping. A way of not letting it control him. That is if he is innocent!!!! To me it is stupid, but maybe that is what he is thinking. But if he is guilty that is messed up and he will have a reckoning when he does go to court

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Child molesters always think they are "helping" kids and "loving"them. That kind of ilk cannot be cured. They need to all be in one place together. They are the worst of pos.

Molly Santucci

"BUT STILL. If you're innocent (which everyone is until proven guilty), why put yourself out there like this?" - well, if you're innocent, why not? He has nothing to fear by doing whatever he wants to if he is innocent. Whys hould an innocent man change his life around on account of a bogus accusation, if he is innocent.

nonmember avatar Katie

How do you think to yourself, "I wish I could help these kids. Oh, I know, I will throw a party and give them weed and booze! And then I will counsel them on the effects of drug and alcohol abuse." Huuuuuuuhh? *bangs head on desk*

nonmember avatar Katie

How do you think to yourself, "I wish I could help these kids. Oh, I know, I will throw a party and give them weed and booze! And then I will counsel them on the effects of drug and alcohol abuse." Huuuuuuuhh? *bangs head on desk*

wonde... wonderouslife84

he was accused, how many men are accused and nothing comes of it or they even get convicted and then the girls come back and say it was not real and they made it up.. it makes men look really bad. it happened to my father... 

lilbu... lilbunnyhops

i think it is sick.  i am surprised he is not prohibited from having contact with children.  as for his not seeing the problem, would anyone really expect him too?  if he has molested children and does not feel remorse, and I am making an assumption here, then he problemly will not make the moral connection. 

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