Real and phony jobs may have helped accused serial sex offender - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Real and phony jobs may have helped accused serial sex offender

Until fairly recently, suspected serial sex offender Kim Eddy worked for Buck's Moving Company.  It's a job police say he may have used to target victims in previous burglaries.

"We're looking back even to last year," said MPD Major Joe Scott.

We're told Marchello Farmer was Eddy's partner in crime and on the job.  Farmer was arrested Tuesday night and charged with multiple burglaries.

"And they worked at the moving company together," said Scott.

Police do not believe Eddy's job at the moving company is connected to his latest crime spree.  That spree  involved sexual assaults and a rape at apartment complexes.  Turns out, Eddy may have gotten creative in those cases.

"He said satellite," said the husband of one victim.

He didn't want to talk on camera.  But he says Eddy knocked on the door claiming to be a satellite repairman.  His 13 year-old son opened it.

"Then he put the gun in the face of the kid," said the man.

Police say you could learn from their mistake.

"Just don't answer the door," said Major Scott.

Unless, he said, you verify a stranger's story.  Otherwise, you should close the door on a suspect's crime of opportunity.

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