Bellone announces interim solution for housing sex offenders

WESTHAMPTON - There is a new plan to move Suffolk County's controversial sex offender trailers. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced an interim solution for housing two dozen homeless sex offenders. The Westhampton trailer will be moved more than 1,700 feet away from its existing location, but on the same property, behind a second security fence. The trailer will also be monitored by a pair of security guards who will be posted overnight. The trailers are currently in Riverside on the grounds of the county jail and in Westhampton. Suffolk is required to provide housing for homeless sex offenders released from state prison. Bellone also announced a renewed commitment to finding a more comprehensive solution that will be shared by all townships outside of Southampton.

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