“Algonquin Village Clerk Jerry Kautz likes nothing better than to turn into Klutzo the Clown and make a child smile.
To think another ‘Klutzo’ used his clown identity to harm children makes Klautz sick to his stomach.
The unwarranted hate mail and calls make it more distressing still.
‘I sat down and cried this morning,’ Kautz said. ‘It has been a nightmare.’
A central Illinois man who also used the ‘Klutzo the Clown’ persona was arrested on child pornography charges this week after illegally traveling to the Philippines to photograph himself having sex with naked young boys at a local orphanage, according to authorities.
…The subsequent news stories have sparked hate mail and calls to the wrong Klutzo. And, more distressing to Kautz, the reports have sparked fear that his Klutzo was the offender.
‘What if someone sees this and thinks it was me? People have seen me at the Founders Days parades and other places for 23, 24 years. All they're going to think is 'Did he do something to my child?'‘
‘I'm so distraught. I just can't believe this is happening,’ Kautz said. ‘I'm going to give it up. Klutzo's dead. He's got to be dead. I loved that name, but this is horrible.”
"What's the hardest part about being a child molester? Getting the blood out of your clown suit."
"The devil decries evil.
Virtue is his guise
To find the hidden villain
Listen for the loudest voice"
-- Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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