according to the Dayton Daily News, a Dayton-area attorney, Kyle Kirks (pic) with a public indecency conviction has received and been admitted into Ohio's guardian ad litem program and was working with "half a dozen juveniles." This is from Jim DeBrosse's report in today's edition:
"After graduating from University of Dayton Law School in 1997, Kirts embarked on a promising legal career that began as an assistant prosecutor for the city of Dayton.
In 2001, Kirts moved back to his home state of Illinois, where he soon became counsel to the state department of commerce and later an attorney for the Republican staff of the Illinois House of Representatives. In January 2009, he became the top attorney for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. All that would change abruptly in June 2009, when Kirts was arrested in a Springfield, Ill. park restroom for exposing himself and asking for a sexual favor from an undercover police officer while reaching for the officer’s groin. Kirts was arrested and sentenced to a year of supervision for public indecency. In December, Kirts left Illinois and set up private practice in Dayton and began applying for positions with area juvenile courts as a 'guardian ad litem' — a paid court appointee who works with children caught in custody battles or suffering from abuse or neglect."
I am a deeply flawed person and a genuinely Bad Lawyer, I am not throwing stones at Mr. Kirts, but I am at a loss as to what filters broke down in Ohio's processing of Mr. Kirt's guardian ad litem application. The whole point of a Guardian ad litem is the state is looking out for the best interest of a child. Talk about child endangerment.