WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- (WXYZ) -- Parents are speaking out for the first time about the child caregiver turned pedophile and the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield where he took several naked photos of their boys ages 5 and 6.
They want to know what has been done to prevent this from happening again including establishing a system that will allow people to come forward to protect kids.
The JCC acknowledges it got an early warning about 22-year-old Matthew Kuppe in 2014 before he was busted. He had been rehired as a summer camp counselor in 2015 which allowed him to take the pictures and post them on a dark web site based in Russia.
The parents don’t want to show their faces because they discuss how their boys still have a long way to go. And how this has created tension among them.
In their extended interview with 7 Investigator Jim Kiertzner, they discuss how they are upset with Federal Judge Avern Cohn who allowed Kuppe to be free on bond before he starts a 10 year prison sentence in June. And how the judge expressed frustration that he had to impose the sentence because of a plea deal between federal prosecutors and Kuppe.