posted on August 14, 2012 14:38
More information about local sex offenders is now available to the public. The City of Batavia announced Tuesday that it will now post the exact address of level two sex offenders on the City website: www.batavianewyork.com.
The change comes after the State Department of Corrections changed their sex offender registry laws this past year. Before the public was only provided with exact addresses of level three sex offenders.
Batavia Police Detective Patrick Corona said the change will benefit everyone, but especially those who are new to Batavia and did not receive the sex offender list sent in the mail.
“With level two’s now it is going to show the house number and street address, out level ones are going to remain the same as they have been which is just the name and zip code. All the offenders ones, twos and three’s we post a photograph of the offender,” said Corona.
Corona said the department is also encouraging residents to sign up for the New York "Sex Offender Alert System". He said it will send people text and email alerts if a sex offender moves into the neighborhood.