Suffolk sex offender trailer moving out

The Suffolk County Department of Social Services plans to move a controversial trailer used as temporary housing for homeless sex offenders, Legis. Jay Schneiderman (R-East End) said Thursday. Schneiderman

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2007, 10:20 PM

Updated 6,293 days ago

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The Suffolk County Department of Social Services plans to move a controversial trailer used as temporary housing for homeless sex offenders, Legis. Jay Schneiderman (R-East End) said Thursday.
Schneiderman said Social Services will move the trailer from a residential Westhampton area to prison property in Riverhead. The department has not decided when the move will occur.
Frank Walsh, a Westhampton resident with a 5-year-old daughter, said the county is wrong to house homeless sex offenders near residential areas.
"They're putting people in local communities without letting the communities know, without having them contact the local police department and register as sex offenders, which is in violation of the spirit of Megan's Law," Walsh said.
Of the approximately 850 sex offenders living in Suffolk, Social Services' Roland Hampson said four are classified as homeless and require the trailer housing.


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