NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York law says a sex offender can’t live near a school. So how could a convicted rapist move in just feet from one?
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, the state registry says Mark Mercado, convicted of raping a 14-year-old, lives on Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx, just a block from a special needs elementary school.READ MORE: Max Scherzer Says Owner Steve Cohen's Commitment To Winning Is Big Reason Why He Signed With Mets
“It’s puzzling,” and troubling said state Sen. Jeff Klein.
But now, the state is taking action.