There are about 38,000 registered sex offenders in New York.
The highest court in New York state ruled Tuesday that state law is what determines where sex offenders can live.
City Councilman Jimmy Vacca said he was shocked when he found out two sex offenders were allowed to live at the Crystal Family Residence in the Bronx.
New York law enforcement officials have placed special restrictions on paroled sex offenders for Halloween.
More than 100 convicted sex offenders who have served their prison sentences could be taken off GPS monitoring devices.
New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that paroled sex offenders can be barred from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networking platforms.
A jury decided Wednesday that former New York Gov. George Pataki did not violate sex offenders’ rights by authorizing a program to involuntarily commit them to mental institutions after they completed their sentences.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki testified Tuesday about how more than 100 sex offenders came to be institutionalized after they finished their prison sentences.
On Monday Vallone will introduce a resolution to the City Council that will call for a ‘wall of shame’; pictures of convicted sex offenders would be posted in the stations where attacks have occurred, and in stations near the offenders’ homes.
Suffolk County lawmakers have voted unanimously to move 38 homeless sex offenders out of two construction trailers, and place them in scattered locations throughout the county.
A new New York state proposal would require criminal background checks to keep sex offenders from acquiring jobs at senior care facilities.
Parents that spoke with CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez said they strongly support tougher laws banning offenders from children’s departments, though many question how legislation would be enforced.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday announced a five-point plan prescribing tougher penalties for sexual predators.
A New York law is credited with removing 24,000 sex offenders from Internet social networking sites nationwide.