Registered sex offender arrested in home from which he, wife allegedly operated daycare facility

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:12pm
Floyd Craig 

A registered sex offender has been arrested after a home visit from parole officers last month raised suspicion that he and his wife operated an “illegal daycare” at their home.

Floyd L. Craig Jr., 77, of 2508 Whites Creek Pike was booked into a Nashville jail Wednesday after Metro police arrested him at the state Board of Probation and Parole office near Murfreesboro Pike after officers there reported Craig had violated the terms of his community supervision.

Craig was charged with four sex offender registration violations, including being on the premises of a childcare facility and working in direct and unsupervised contact with a minor.

In 2007, Craig was sentenced to three years of supervised probation for attempted aggravated sexual battery against a minor younger than 13. Craig completed his sentence for that charge, but he was required to remain on community supervision for life. A restriction of that supervision required him to stay away from minors.

During a visit to Craig’s Whites Creek home on April 20, probation and parole officers became suspicious that Craig and his wife “were providing child care services for at least two … minor children,” according to an arrest warrant. One of the officers reported that Craig told them his wife ran an “illegal day care” from the home.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services said neither Craig nor his wife appeared in their system under a licensed operation, and the department is now investigating the center.

Craig is being held in jail in lieu of a $17,000 bond and is set to appear in court next week. Craig’s wife has not been charged in connection to her husband’s arrest.

4 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 5/13/11 at 12:22

Creepy old man. Who'd leave their kids with him anyhow?

By: PKVol on 5/13/11 at 1:27

@RT - The same people who would leave there children at an 'illegal day care'.

Makes you wonder on all different levels - 1) were the parents of the children claiming the 'child care credit' on their tax returns, 2) was this day care providing receipts for providing this service for the credit to be claimed 3) is there any system in place that cross-checks these 'illegal day care' providers with the state list of licensed operations? With technology available to do this, this should be happening on a regular basis. The government is quick to say it wants to crack down on violators, but it seems they do very little to try to make it easy to crack down on violators.

By: localboy on 5/13/11 at 1:43

Can't wait for the City Paper's usual cast of contributors to expound about how this man was aggreived...

By: Nitzche on 5/14/11 at 9:59

you can see the splinters in his forehead from living at the foot of the cross.....wait a minute that is just old age...sorry-he is just creepy