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NYS Registered Sex Offender Residing in CoopFeb 10, 2011


I'm a shareholder residing in a coop within Westchester County. I was made aware, through a friend in law enforcement, that a NYS registered sex offender is residing in the cooperative for some time now. This came as a complete shock to not only myself but to other shareholders in the building. What made it more surprising is that the mother of the offender is on the Board of Directors.

My question is does the Board have a LEGAL obligation to inform the shareholders that a NYS registered sex offender is residing in the building? If so, is there any recourse, by means of a shareholder vote, to determine if the offender is allowed to reside in the cooperative? Shouldn't the shareholders have been notified before he took residence in the coop? Any assistance or guidance from anyone is appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

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Re: NYS Registered Sex Offender Residing in Coop - Anonymous Feb 12, 2011


does he own an apartment or is he living with his mother. What level of sex offender? Was the crime one that involved children.
every state has different criteria for sex offender.
In many states, teenagers sexting their boyfriend /girlfriend would by law be considered sex offenders. A lot of FU laws out there with grave consequences.
The exact crime should be posted on a web database, a follow-up to the police station should answer any other unanswered questions.
more info is needed, it could be a legal liability, and moral.

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Re: NYS Registered Sex Offender Residing in Coop - Anonymous May 14, 2011


He's a level 2 registered sex offender; living with his mother, who is a board member. Not sure if it involved childern. I will follow up with the police station. The Board has mentioned NOTHING to the shareholders of his residence within the cooperative.

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legal advice - RLM Feb 13, 2011


I think you need to seek legal advice, rather than solicit comments here. Remember, even when you post "anonymously" the site registers your IP.

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Somewhat related article - Anonymoose Feb 14, 2011


It's about before-the-fact checking, rather than after-the-fact response, but it might have some helpful links/advice.

http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/2010-October/Featured-Articles-from-Our-Print-Magazine/Performing-Background-Checks

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Re: NYS Registered Sex Offender Residing in Coop - Anonymous May 15, 2011


Was there an incident? But, if this was a shock to many, maybe this person was living without incident. How did it come to be that you and your cop friend were investigating people in the building?

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