Hunter Exclusive: Notorious perv in Hamilton after release from jail

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A friend passed on the leaflet via Facebook. There was nothing ambivalent about it. “Safety notice: Sex Offender in Your Area.” That “area” is Hamilton. His name is John Amendola, 59, and he was sprung on June 22 after serving three years of a five-year sentence. There was no fanfare to celebrate his new start in life. Amendola was convicted in 2017 of sexual exploitation of a young person and assault with a weapon. He sexually assaulted his victim — his adopted daughter — daily between the ages of 14 and 20, and some of this was all neatly brushed under the carpet in a plea deal.