TMZ reports that the Dekalb County Sheriff's Department has gotten multiple complaints about Honey Boo Boo mom Mama June Shannon's rekindled relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. Unfortunately, there's not much the department can do to keep McDaniel away from Mama June's kids.
McDaniel reportedly forced oral sex on June's own daughter, Anna, when she was eight years old. He was convicted in another molestation case in 2004 and served 10 years in jail. Now that he's out, he's legally allowed to be around all of June's kids except Anna. There's nine-year-old Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 14-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, and 17-year-old Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon.
Our law enforcement sources say ... Mark is not legally prohibited from hanging out with June, Honey Boo Boo or anyone else in her family ... except Anna. So far, there's been no violation.
This is scary ... but June could literally shack up with McDaniel and cops would be powerless to stop it, unless he lays a hand on her kids. ... Although cops tell us McDaniel is in "total compliance" ... they add he's on their radar.
What's more ... although we've reported children's services is looking into the situation, we're told unless there's a real threat to the children, they can't take any action. The reality is ... McDaniel has done his time and is allowed to mingle in society.
McDaniel was photographed putting his hand on nine-year-old Honey Boo Boo's shoulder last month.
Honey Boo Boo's dad, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, told TMZ he's upset that Mama June has allowed McDaniel to be around his daughter. His friend "Crazy Tony" Lindsay told the Daily Mail that Sugar Bear will seek custody of Honey Boo Boo: "Mike is all over the place and is distraught that his daughter has had contact with a sex offender. He wants her out of that environment and knows the only way to do that is to get custody."
Mama June has repeatedly denied that she is back together with McDaniel. TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on Friday.
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