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Warning: Be wary of job offers on horse farms!

I wanted to share this article with you all so you can be aware of these things. Always always always have an adult check out a farm/employer before accepting a job at a horse farm. Stay safe!!

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Prosecutors: Schertz man uses job offer at horse farm to lure teen

by KENS 5 Staff
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM

A Schertz man accused of attempting to sexually assault a child was found guilty Wednesday.

The trial of James Gordon Taber Jr. took place in Seguin. That's where jurors heard how Taber, a registered sex offender, approached a 15- year-old girl and her little brother as they sat on a bench in Schertz' Pickerel Park.

Prosecutors said Taber spoke to the girl about a horse farm he claimed his family owned. According to the report, Taber told the girl that she could get a job at the ranch, helping to take care of the horses.
When the girl went home, she told her mother about the conversation with Taber. The mother texted Taber, and then reported him to the Schertz Police Department.

Prosecutors said the mother strung Taber along with text messages and phone conversations until the police arrived.

They say Taber repeatedly called the mother attempting to arrange a meeting.

At the trial, another young woman testified that Taber had repeatedly sexually assaulted her 10 years ago, using the same ploy about a job on a horse ranch.

Taber was convicted of one count of On-line Solicitation of a Minor and one count of Attempt to Commit Sexual Assault.
Thursday a jury will decide his punishment.

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-08-2010, 05:29 PM
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Oh my gosh that is so scary. There are so many sick, sick people in this world. A 10 year old neighbor girl comes over and helps me from time to time (mucking stalls and such) in exchange for riding Misty, but I know her mother well, and my son also plays with her other kids. I can't imagine how scary that would be to have someone approach your child on the street! Good thing that mother was vigilant.

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Im glad the mom acted and kept him busy with the texts. But really? Thats really off...I cant see a "farmer" picking a child out of the park looking for employee's.

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