June 27, 2013

Senator O'Brien fixes loophole in sex offender registry

How do these people get elected? If mail is returned, the reason could be anything, here it is assumed to be a false address and the registrant is charged..
6-27-2013 New York:

Webster, N.Y. — Last week, Senator Ted O'Brien’s bill making it a felony for a convicted sex offender to provide a false address or other identifying information to law enforcement for the sex offender registry was passed.

The bill was inspired by a Rochester case where an undeliverable renewal notice alerted police to a convicted child rapist's false filing. The Monroe County prosecutor was only able to charge the individual, who had been classified at the highest risk rating possible upon his release, with falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing. These fraud-related misdemeanors are meant to apply to much less dangerous situations.

The bill received unanimous support in the New York State Senate and is currently awaiting action from the State Assembly. ..Source.. by Staff reports

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