Parents: Sex offender dumping continues unabated

Some Mastic-Shirley residents are fuming over what they call the continued ?dumping? of sex offenders in their community. Mastic residents say six child predators have been placed by the county or by

News 12 Staff

Mar 14, 2008, 12:41 AM

Updated 5,974 days ago

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Some Mastic-Shirley residents are fuming over what they call the continued ?dumping? of sex offenders in their community.
Mastic residents say six child predators have been placed by the county or by private social service agencies into their community in the past few weeks.
Community groups say they're outraged to learn that Level 2 and 3 sex offenders live in close proximity to day care centers in Mastic and Shirley, in violation of the law.
"If you're not supposed to be within 1,500 feet of a day care center, how is it allowed that he gets there, who is watching them?" John Sicignano, of the Mastic Park Civic Association, asks.
Laura Ahearn, of Parents for Megan's Law, says the only solution is the new town zoning law she's supporting in Brookhaven. She says the law will disperse sex offenders throughout the entire county instead of allowing them to cluster.
Parents are wondering how enforceable such a law would be when the sex offenders are already in violation of county law.
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