Convicted Sex Predator ‘Falls Through the Cracks'

A 63-year-old school volunteer has answered to charges in court that he failed to register as a sex offender.

Vincent Greco, 63, pleaded not guilty to two counts Wednesday:

  • Failing to register as a sex offender between August of 2008 and February of 2009.
  • Failing to specify a change of address beginning in September of last year.

The reason for the required registration is a 1969 guilty plea of lewd conduct on a child under 14.

“I think anyone who is willing to not obey the law especially this part of the law is potentially dangerous.  Is he dangerous? I can't say either way,” prosecutor Kristian Trocha said.

The alleged failure to register was brought to light after someone at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts reported possible inappropriate conduct between Greco and a student.

“Unfortunately he fell through the cracks in our system, which is one of the reasons why we are going to be reviewing it,” San Diego Unified School District spokesperson Jack Brandais said.

A spokesman from the San Diego Unified School District said Greco did not fill out paperwork, or take a TB test, as required for volunteers under current district policy.

“We are going to look at strengthening that, because policy does not require background checks on our volunteers,” Brandais said.  “He was previously a contract government specialist with a private company.”

The public defender said Greco was Vice President of Greco Systems in the early 80s to 2004 has one adult child and has lived in the county for 25 years.  His bail was set at $100,000.

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