Legislature votes to close sex offender trailers

The Legislature voted unanimously to shut down two county-owned trailers. (2/5/13)

SMITHTOWN - The Suffolk County Legislature has unanimously voted to shut down two county-owned trailers that house homeless sex offenders.

County officials say the goal of the new plan is to ensure that sex offenders won't be clustered in one neighborhood.

Under the plan, homeless sex offenders would be spread out in county shelters and closely monitored. Police say they would not be placed in shelters that house families or children.

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Parents for Megan's Law will ensure that all 1,000 sex offenders in Suffolk County are living where they should be and that community safeguards are in place.

Lawmakers say the trailers will be shut down in a matter of months.

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