BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Loved ones of Jay-J Bolvin have fought for years for tougher penalties for child abusers. Monday, the man who violently beat their little boy, causing life-changing injuries, was released from jail early.
Senator Tim Kennedy’s spokesperson says Bolvin didn’t get out on good behavior, it’s just because that’s how the system works. Executive law says as long as Bolvin served two thirds of his 4 year sentence, he gets released and put on parole until August 2015.
The NY Department of Corrections says Bolvin will be living at an unknown residence approved by his parole officer. Bolvin isn’t allowed to have any contact with Jay-J. Bolvin was denied parole twice before. Back in 2012, the parole board said Bolvin showed little remourse for what he di
The family told us they got a letter a couple of days ago, telling them that the boy’s father, Jeremy Bolvin, would be released. Bolvin agreed to a four-year plea deal a little over two years ago.
Prosecutors say he severely beat his little baby Jay-J. To this day Jay-J has up to 200 seizures a day and will struggle developmentally for the rest of his life.
Jay-J is living with his maternal grandmother in a loving home. Jay-J’s uncle told us his mother chose to not be in his life.
Ever since the abuse, the family has fought to strengthen child abuse laws. The governor signed Jay J’s law. Now they feel like Bovlin’s early release is going against everything they’re fighting for.
Senator Tim Kennedy was fighting to keep Bolvin locked up. Kennedy said Bolvin had abused another child before Jay-J and he fears is still a threat to this community.