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West Seneca fights to remove sex offenders, still no communication with the state

Posted at 6:30 PM, Dec 30, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-25 18:30:10-05

The Town of West Seneca says it's fighting an uphill battle when it comes to removing the seven registered sex offenders from group homes on Leydecker Road.

"The neighbors don't want them there....local officials don't want them there," said Assemblyman Michael Kearns. "Right now we have level three sex offenders in a neighborhood....near a park....that should not have been placed there."

Because of the lack of communication, Kearns recently drafted a letter to the state, requesting more information on the offenders who have been in the residential neighborhood for almost a year.

"Look at the profile on these people," Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan said. "Their activities are extremely disturbing... extremely disturbing."

Neighbors have been vocal about their displeasure with the group. Many have signs of protest on their lawns and Meegan says neighbors are in constant contact with the town.

Still, West Seneca has received no word from the state. Meegan says they've increased police patrols in the area to keep unsettled neighbors safe.

Kearns says there needs to be more communication and a plan, and is demanding these offenders be moved.

"We do not have a plan at the state level....these are the discussion that we have to have."