Disability advocate Michael Carey has uncovered that the NY Department of Corrections is releasing convicted level 2 and level 3 sex offenders illegally into OPWDD facilities and group homes caring for the developmentally disabled state-wide.After successfully helping to stop the Department of Corrections from moving a level 2 sex offender into an OPWDD Route 50 group home in Saratoga County, the Jonathan Carey Foundation has found an additional 25 sex offenders within the OPWDD system with minimal research on only a few counties.
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Carey’s analysis has already found convicted sex offenders in group homes in Washington, Franklin and Suffolk counties. New York State Penal Law 260.25, which finally became a felony offense in 2012 after a 5-year battle with New York State following the homicide of Jonathan Carey, cannot be any clearer. Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree is a class E felony. NYS Penal Law 260.25
“A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree when he knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself because of physical disability, mental disease or defect.”
The threat to residents is compounded by the lack of any functioning law enforcement or prosecution capability in New York since the Justice Center, the law enforcement agency created by Gov. Cuomo, was found unconstitutional by several courts.
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