A registered sex offender working as a letter carrier was reassigned because of concerns that he was delivering mail in a San Diego suburb with many children, the Seattle Times said.
The Postal Service took Dana Kennette, 53, off his mail route in the Rancho Bernardo area and reassigned him to a job that does not deal with the public, the Seattle Times reported.
Kennette was convicted of lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 years of age in September 97. He has worked for the Postal Service since August 1983, the North County Times reported.
A letter to the Postal Service from Rep. Darrell Issa preceded Kennette's reassignment. In the letter Issa questioned the service's determination that Kennette was not a threat to the community, the North County Times said.
Kurt Bardella, Issa's spokesman, said that the reassignment did not change Issa's request for more information and validated the representative's concerns, the North County Times said.
Tensions remain high in the Rancho Bernardo area after another sex offender was charged with the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King this month and after the remains of Amber Dubois, 14, were found last weekend. Dubois's death is under investigation, the Seattle Times said.