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Sep 5, 2019

Appeals court OKs visits to verify sex offenders’ addresses

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island county that includes the Hamptons is within its rights to visit the homes of sex offenders to verify addresses, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, finding Suffolk County did not violate the rights of a registered sex offender who […]

Jun 5, 2019

State Medicaid bought erectile dysfunction drugs for sex offenders

New York state’s Medicaid program paid more than $60,000 for sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs and treatments for 47 sex offenders, according to an audit released Wednesday by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In total, Medicaid made more than $930,000 in payments for ED drugs and treatments for recipients, including sex offenders that are […]

Oct 30, 2015

NY imposes special Halloween rules on paroled sex offenders

ALBANY — New York state is taking steps to ensure paroled sex offenders don’t take advantage of Halloween to commit another crime. The state said Friday that it is imposing special rules on convicted sex offenders that prohibit them from dressing up in costume or opening their doors to trick-or-treaters. Parolees are also instructed to […]

Apr 29, 2011

Sex offenders off social networking sites

The e-STOP law has resulted in the removal of more than 24,000 accounts and online profiles linked to registered sex offenders. The Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act, authored by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he served as attorney general ...

Nov 30, 2010

Civil Commitment: Martinek v. Sawyer

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Civil Commitment Sex Offenders Martinek v. Sawyer 1191 Appealed from Supreme Court, Oneida County Background: In appeal No. 1, the petitioner appeals from a judgment dismissing his petition seeking habeas corpus relief with respect to his civil commitment to Central New York Psychiatric Center pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law article 10 […]

Jul 29, 2010

Sex Offenders: U.S. v. DeSilva

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Sex Offenders Danger to Community — Expert Opinion U.S. v. DeSilva 09-2988-cr Appealed from the Western District of New York Background: The government  appeals a sentence imposed June 10, 2009, by a judgment of conviction entered in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. In […]

Jun 3, 2010

Guidelines questioned

Justin K. Dorvee, an admitted child pornographer, never had sex with a minor. But with the enhancements handed out during his initial sentencing, the sexually explicit conversations he had with an undercover agent and the pornography found at his home resulted in a more severe sentence than he would have received had the 26-year-old — at the time of his October 2007 arrest — performed a sexual[...]

Apr 27, 2010

Sex Offenders: People v. Swindell

Appellate Division, Third Department Sex Offenders Internet Account Registration People v. Swindell 102552 Appealed from County Court, Albany County Background: The appeal is from a judgment convicting the defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of failure to register or verify under SORA. The defendant pleaded guilty to failure to register or verify […]

Apr 8, 2010

Sex Offenders: People v. Pettigrew

New York State Court of Appeals Sex Offenders Use of Dangerous Instrument People v. Pettigrew No. 51 Appealed from the First Department Background: At issue before the court is whether the prosecution proved by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant was armed with a dangerous instrument for the purposes of classifying him a level […]

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