ALBANY, N.Y. – Two New York State lawmakers have introduces legislation that would prevent level two and three sex offenders from living within a certain distance from their victim.
Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D – Bayside) say the legislation would prohibit level two and level three sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of the residence of a victim of their abuse.
The legislation was introduced after a level three sex offender was permitted to move back next door to one of his victims after he was released from prison.
"It is absolutely mindboggling that a level three sex offender would ever be permitted to live in such close proximity to their victim. Victims should not be forced to endure the emotional distress that may come with being in contact with their abuser," said Senator Greg Ball.