CORRECTED POST, SEE ADDENDUM AT BOTTOM
According to a recent criminal complaint, click here, a woman with the initials "TC" was awakened on October 21 by Shelby Ivan Charles. Though the criminal complaint doesn't say, based on the woman's initials and other facts in the complaint it would appear Shelby Ivan Charles is her husband. It would also appear Shelby and his wife are involved (or WERE involved) in foster care of children at their home located at 724 Thomas Avenue North.
Shelby had something to confess to his wife...
Allegedly, he confessed he had just engaged in sexual behavior with a 9-year-old girl staying at the residence in foster care. Immediately, TC removed the child from the residence and called police. An interview with the child confirmed the story. Shelby is now in jail.
It would appear that while Shelby could not resist the awful and devilish urge that took hold of him, he was able to confess his sins and turn off the spigot of evil by having TC protect the victim. If only somebody like the Chatline Rapist (click here) could confess his sins instead of engaging in a constant public pretense that he was railroaded.
This blog hopes Charles gets the help he needs. But on another note, how on earth was a "foster" child at the home? Was this an official or unofficial foster situation?
Shelby Ivan Charles has a minor criminal rap sheet in Minnesota. Here it is. Not all of these charges may represent convictions, but here are all his charges:
2-014846 Z 092241 CHARLES, SHELBY IVAN 11/07/1955 09/30/2002 Dakota-Hastings - Criminal/Traffic/Petty Driving Intoxicated Converted Closed .14 BAC 4TH DEGREE DUI; M
73-T9-05-021330 SS 001123 CHARLES, SHELBY IVAN 11/07/1955 11/03/2005 Stearns Speeding-Petty Misd Converted Closed SPEED 80/70
02-CR-07-8004 907862 CHARLES, SHELBY IVAN 11/07/1955 08/23/2007 Anoka Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Traffic - Open bottle law; Liability of nonpresent owner; crime described
So the burning question becomes as follows:
Was this an official placement by Hennepin County foster care? Or was it an unofficial "relative dumped off her child" situation, euphemistically described as "foster care?" I have an inquiry out with two different public officials and hope to have an answer soon. As one Hennepin County official put it so well, "If the answer is yes, [an official foster placement] we all have egg on our faces."
ADDENDUM, NOVEMBER 21, 2:38 PM: There are two individuals named Shelby Ivan Charles, one born in 1955 and one born in 1976. The one born in 1955 is the one being charged here. The other guy with the same name has an extensive criminal record and his relationship, if any, to the "senior" Mr. Charles is unknown. Some of the rap sheet data for the "other" Charles was listed for this Charles. Thanks to a reader for catching that and the minute I received your comment I rushed to make correction.