Gossip Cop Editorial: Child Services Should Investigate June Shannon For Exposing Minor Children To Sex Offender!

Truth rating: 10
June Shannon Child Service

By Michael Lewittes


June Shannon Child Service

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“Mama” June Shannon has now outrageously exposed another one of her young daughters to sex offender Mark McDaniel. Shannon’s been caught in new photos with her nine-year-old daughter “Honey Boo Boo” hanging out with McDaniel, who went to prison for 10 years after forcing Shannon’s daughter Anna Cardwell, when she was eight years old, to perform oral sex on him.

These latest photos, taken a month ago, show Shannon sitting on a staircase inside a home, while McDaniel has his hand on Honey Boo Boo’s shoulder. Despite this new set of pictures and other photos of Shannon with McDaniel in bed inside a hotel room, the reality star has claimed she hasn’t had any contact with the sexual predator since his release from prison in March. That’s a lie.

Additionally, as Gossip Cop previously reported, Shannon already bought McDaniel a car and was spotted house hunting with him last month in Hampton, Georgia. The two were pictured walking seemingly hand-in-hand, with McDaniel’s arm around Shannon’s 14-year-old daughter Lauryn (known as “Pumpkin” on the show).

Shannon claimed in a video post on Facebook, “I would not ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don’t seem to want to see that person.”

TLC obviously didn’t believe her denial and canceled the upcoming season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” even though the entire season was already filmed. The network said, “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority,” adding, “TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well being.

Gossip Cop Editorial: Child services should step in and investigate whether Shannon’s minor children should be removed from her home and custody. The “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” matriarch appears to have willfully and repeatedly put her minor children in danger by consorting with a sex offender. And McDaniel is not just a predator, but as Shannon knows better than anyone else, she’s exposing her kids to a man who has already molested one of her own children. Furthermore, Shannon seemingly has exhibited a pattern of lying to cover up for McDaniel and her relationship with him.

It’s time the proper authorities investigate Shannon’s continuing exposure of her minor children to a convicted sex offender. We fully support all sides being presented before a determination is made, but if an exhaustive investigation concludes that Shannon has exposed her underaged kids to a sexual predator and has been lying about it, there should be no other option than to remove the children from her home and place them in a safe environment.

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