- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

BENTON CITY, Wash. — Authorities say a registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in Washington state even though she’s not allowed to be where minors congregate.

The Tri-City Herald says (https://goo.gl/7HmcMV) Melissa Salsbury had been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for her role in forcing underage girls to work as prostitutes.

Schools Superintendent Wade Haun said in a statement that administrators had not cleared her in advance to speak at Kiona-Benton City High School.

Salsbury performed with a group of musicians who shared inspiring messages about overcoming negativity, peer pressure and other issues. Spokesman Ron Adams says the group was not aware she was a sex offender.

Benton County sheriff’s Detective Mike Wilson says Salsbury turned herself in to authorities and was jailed on Wednesday — a day after the assembly.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide