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Mom worries about a dad's criminal past

Mom worries about a dad's criminal past

Dear Amy: I recently learned that my teenage child has befriended a teen whose father is a convicted criminal. The father is listed on the sex offender database for child pornography and offenses against minors. He also served time for burglary.

I discovered this background when my child received a package in the mail with an out-of-state return address that I didn’t recognize. The information came up when I searched the address on the package.

Apparently, the friend is visiting the father and decided to mail my child a small gift. The friend lives with their mother locally. I have not met the friend or the mother.

I have mixed feelings about this...