Friday, July 13, 2012
Law probably won't stop library pervs
Less than a week after police arrested a "high risk" sex offender for allegedly sexually abusing two young girls in a Queens Library, local politicians are urging state legislators to keep sex offenders away from children at city libraries.
Though sex offenders are banned from entering playgrounds, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilman Peter Vallone said the law does not keep them out of kids' reading rooms at libraries.
In a joint letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, the city pols urged the leaders of both houses to pass a law keeping offenders out of those specific areas, which they said "protects our children from the criminals who prey on them."
Spokesmen for Skelos and Silver said they would review the letters.
They're already breaking the law by molesting children, do these 2 really think they are going to stay away from the kids' library room because of another law?