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Convicted child rapist solicits funds to publish kids' book

Danielle Todesco
July 07, 2017 10:07 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- David Stevens has a pretty public profile on Facebook. He recites his children's poems, sings self-written love songs and posts plenty of selfies. He's even created a GoFundMe page, seeking $1,500 to publish his children's books.


It has taken Stevens nearly two years to reach $10. Perhaps it's because people know Stevens was convicted of raping a minor in Albuquerque.

Stevens became a registered sex offender when he was found guilty in 2000 for criminal sexual penetration of a minor. His victim was a girl under the age of 13.

Then in 2010, Stevens was arrested for snapping a picture up a girl's skirt at an Albuquerque gas station. He was convicted of voyeurism in 2011.

Stevens has since moved to Florida and he is still registered as a sex offender. For the past two years, he's been working to get his new career -- author of children's books -- off the ground.

He has one title "Puppy in Disguise" and another called "Old Pond Slums." The books are completely clean of innuendos, but it's still a questionable career for a convicted child rapist.

KOB reached out to Stevens for comment, but those efforts were not successful. KOB tried to find out if even just writing the books is a violation of his conditions but have not heard back from Florida police.

KOB also contacted New Mexico State Police to see if they knew if this was a violation of his sex offender conditions. A lieutenant said they would have to pull his court documents, which they don't have.


Danielle Todesco

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