Study: Sex offenders too close to youth centers

A recent study warns parents about sex offenders living too close to child centers. Rep. Anthony Weiner says parents should keep an eye out for sex offenders in their neighborhoods. "Every [YMCA] should

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Study: Sex offenders too close to youth centers
A recent study warns parents about sex offenders living too close to child centers.
Rep. Anthony Weiner says parents should keep an eye out for sex offenders in their neighborhoods.
"Every [YMCA] should have the pictures and info about sex offenders that live in the neighborhood," says Weiner.
There are a total of 109 sex offenders living within 10 blocks of YMCAs in the city. Over half of those sex offenders are in Brooklyn. Bed-Stuy alone has 29 sex offenders living in the area.
"While we can't limit where someone lives, we do need to make sure people are aware that these ex-predators are in our midst," Weiner says.The congressman is pushing for $100 million to track sex offenders within 10 blocks of youth centers. The money would be used to buy a GPS system that would alert the police department if they linger around those grounds.


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