West Seneca asks NYS to review sex offender placement policy

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The West Seneca Town Board unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that calls on the state to review its placement policies for registered sex offenders.

Supervisor Sheila Meegan, who presented the resolution, said, “The sole purpose of those homes were to encourage independence with some of the mentally challenged adults. There is a waiting list to get into these homes for what their purpose and design was and that is not happening here.”

Seven registered sex offenders were placed at two state-owned homes on Leydecker Road, outraging residents.

“We are all taxpayers and we should be able to enjoy the comforts of the places we purchased to raise our families and this is not happening,” Meegan said.

The sex offenders were moved to the homes on Leydecker because federal officials ordered the closure of the Monroe Developmental Center near Rochester.

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