Kearns Pushes NYS for West Seneca Sex Offender Homes Information

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM EDT

West Seneca, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) It's been more than three months since West Seneca residents demanded answers from the state regarding two neighborhood homes where sex offenders currently live.

Now, a state Assemblyman is stepping in.

Mickey Kearns has sent in a Freedom of Information Request to the state Wednesday, asking for a list of documents including 911 recordings.

"We've installed cameras all throughout the house, outside, inside. Put blinds up on my windows for privacy," said Phyllis Barker.

"Keep our doors and windows locked at all times. We run the AC all the time don't leave the windows open at all."

Barker lives directly across the street from one of two state-owned group homes which house seven sex offenders on Leydecker Road in West Seneca.

She and other neighbors say the state moved the men into the homes overnight in late December, without a word or notification to residents.

"I Feel like I'm a prisoner in my own home, kids can't come out and play. If they do they have to be guarded and myself or my husband."

Since then, neighbors have put up warning signs.

Fran Gray, another neighbor with three small children, has documented repeated instances of police activity at the homes on his camera.

He also has pictures of one sex offender who escaped from the home and had to be brought back in by police.

"I mean it's a weekly sometimes it's a daily thing," said Gray.

And neighbors say they haven't gotten much help from the police or town officials but they hope with help from Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, they can start to get some answers.

"One thing we want to determine, is who made the decision to place the sex offenders in these homes within this neighborhood," said Kearns.