Level 3 Sex Offenders Convicted Of Raping Minors Released In New York Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Monroe County Jail in western New York has been required by a statewide edict from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to release 50 inmates, as reported by WROC-TV, and these aren’t just some petty thieves or drug users.

Among the inmates released, at least four of them are registered sex-offenders, and three of them are considered Level 3 offenders, which means they have been convicted of raping minors and they are most likely to re-offend.

Nine of the prisoners are currently being housed at a Holiday Inn Express in Greece, New York, according to the report, including the sex offenders.

Patrick Phelan, the police chief of that town, is just as confused as we are. He told WROC that it doesn’t make any sense and that he’s willing to listen if one could present an argument that makes sense. This, however, doesn’t make any.
Phelan says that the hotel is near a residential neighborhood and school, and he added that he was not alerted beforehand, and it scrambling to notify the surrounding residents now that convicted sex offenders are staying near them.

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Phelan added that if you’re going to release nine convicted felons, some of which very violent, you want to give law enforcement the heads up.

A statement from the DOCCS reads that its “top priority remains the public health and safety of New Yorkers during this global pandemic”, and their measure is there to “protect a vulnerable population from contracting and transmitting this infectious disease”.

When it says that it wants to “protect a vulnerable population”, though, the department means prison inmates such as these convicted sex offenders who might catch the coronavirus, but not the neighborhood children who are now in even bigger danger of becoming a victim at the hands of these predators.

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