June Shannon, known as Mama June in her role as the matriarch of the canceled TLC show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” may lose more than her TV show because of her relationship with a convicted child molester, reports People magazine.
Susan Boatwright, a representative for child services in Shannon’s home state of Georgia, told the publication, “Generally speaking, when we receive a report that children are living around a sex offender … it would certainly rise to the level of concern of us looking into it.”
Boatwright couldn’t confirm any ongoing investigations into allegations against Shannon, the story says.
“From our point of view, when there are young children who are not able to protect themselves that are in daily contact or living with a sex offender, someone would go out and assess the situation and decide whether the children can stay there or not,” she said.
Shannon is the mother and caregiver of the show’s child star, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, and of Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, who are also minors.
As previously reported, the convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel, was released from prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him. The victim was revealed to be Anna Cardwell, another daughter of Shannon’s, who is now 20 years old and married with a child of her own.