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Sex offenders moved from West Seneca street

Posted at 8:31 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 05:31:45-04

Sex offenders are no longer living in a residential West Seneca neighborhood.

According to Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, the seven sex offenders who were living on Leydecker Road have been moved by the State.

The offenders, who were previously living in a secure prison-like facility in Rochester were moved to two group homes on Leydecker in late 2013 during the night, which caused an uproar with neighbors and the West Seneca community.

"There wasn’t any planning or policy behind the decision," New York State Assemblyman Michael Kearns told 7 Eyewitness News. 

"When I reached out to the office of People with Developmental Disabilities they could not give us any answers."

Neighbors have been petitioning for almost three years alongside elected officials to get the offenders moved.

According to Kearns, one of the offenders is now living in North Collins, but it is unclear where the State moved the others.

Assemblyman Kearns says he is co-sponsoring a bill which would prohibit sex offenders from living in group homes. The senate has already passed it