Suffolk sex offenders released from supervision early

In a hearing today, Suffolk County?s probation director told the Legislature five convicted sex offenders were released from supervision prematurely and that he didn?t know why.

Director John Desmond says the five individuals were discharged from the department?s oversight in March, before their set term for supervision had expired. In the eight years before, he says, that had only happened once.

Laura Ahearn, of Parents for Megan's Law, calls Desmond?s admission unacceptable. She also says the victims of the crimes were not notified of the sex offenders? release.

Ahearn says she will begin pushing for a bill to prevent Suffolk sex offenders from ever being discharged early from supervision.

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