Suffolk police, Parents for Megan's Law propose plan to move homeless sex offenders
SMITHTOWN - Suffolk County may move homeless sex offenders out of East End trailers and into the community.
The Suffolk County Police Department and Parents for Megan's Law gave comprehensive presentations today on a new plan that would track registered sex offenders within the county's borders. Part of the plan calls for closing the two East End trailers that house homeless sex offenders. The Department of Social Services and police would then place each of the roughly 40 homeless offenders in shelters across Suffolk County.
Police Chief James Burke says they'd separate sex offenders, putting only one in each homeless shelter. He says they would not place offenders in shelters that house children or families.
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County Executive Steve Bellone's office says lawmakers could vote on the plan as early as Tuesday.