KFI's John And Ken Expose Sex Offenders At Hotel With Live Broadcast
March 12, 2010 at 8:35 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES afternoon team JOHN KOBYLT and KEN CHIAMPOU aired their show live TODAY (3/12) from HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA to draw attention to a hotel where five registered sex offenders are being permitted to stay. The EXTENDED STAY AMERICA hotel initially ignored local residents' requests to have the sex offenders removed, and police distributed fliers warning residents about the proximity of the sex offenders to children in the community.
After JOHN and KEN began their broadcast from outside the "clown house" site to further expose the situation to the community, the hotel issued a statement that said, "Three of the parolees who were staying in the hotel have already relocated and the remaining two will be relocated once the crowd disperses and it is safe for them to leave the property. When EXTENDED STAY became aware of the situation, hotel employees immediately began working with the local police and parole officials to resolve this issue quickly and legally.
"Each of these individuals agreed to relocate immediately after HUNTINGTON BEACH police notified the hotel of their status. However, state parole officials delayed granting them permission to leave the property. As soon as that approval was received, three of the individuals left the premises and the other two prepared to leave. Other than the lengthy process of eviction under CALIFORNIA's landlord tenant laws, the hotel had no legal authority to remove them.
"EXTENDED STAY is in the process of reviewing its internal procedures to ensure, as much as possible, that these situations can be avoided in the future."