BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A police captain in Bridgeport is accused of letting his nephew, who is a convicted sex offender, live with him. Captain Roderick Porter supervises security for city schools and is also an outspoken advocate for keeping sex offenders away from kids.
The Connecticut Post broke the story (http://bit.ly/1vx4wSN), saying not only does Captain Porter live near an elementary school, but his nephew Devonn Porter, 31, was in prison for sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl. Devonn Porter was recently released from prison and is now living with Captain Porter.
Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. has issued a statement explaining the situation.
“In regards to Captain Porter, he’s a great police officer. And, he cares deeply about his family. The fact is that his sister passed away recently, and her son – and Captain Porter’s nephew – was released from prison after serving time for a sex offense. Since his nephew had no other place to turn, Captain Porter is helping him get back on his feet.”
The statement goes on to say, “That said, Captain Porter has an obligation to his family. And, he has an obligation to his community. It’s a tough reality, but a reality nonetheless, that people convicted of crimes – whether its criminal burning, drugs, larceny, burglary, or a number of offenses – after they’ve served their time end up back in our community.”