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Legislator Lorigo calls on State to change policy for placement of convicted sex offenders


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Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo sponsored a resolution calling on New York State to immediately and thoroughly review its policy concerning the placement of convicted sex offenders in state-operated residential housing units. Recently, seven level 2 and level 3 offenders were assigned to housing on Leydecker Road in the Town of West Seneca, causing great apprehension among residents.

 

“This issue is very concerning on several levels. Not only do we have these convicted felons living unguarded in our residential neighborhoods, but they were placed there without proper warning or notification. I am thankful to my colleagues for unanimously supporting this resolution and calling on New York State to take action. We must do everything possible to protect our children and residents from these predators,” said Legislator Lorigo.

 

The resolution will be forwarded to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in addition to Western New York’s delegates from the Senate and Assembly.

 

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Lorigo’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8922 or email joseph.lorigo@erie.gov.