Dean Hart, a Long Island Democrat running for the state Assembly, called Friday for laws specifically dealing with salacious conversations between adults and minors via smartphone or the internet.“New York, the home of disgraced Anthony Weiner, should be the first state to clearly make it illegal for an adult to electronically send sexually explicit language to minors,” said Hart.Weiner made yet another unwanted return to the headlines Wednesday when his cyber-relationship with a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student was exposed.The pervy ex-pol, whose inappropriate online shenanigans torpedoed his political career and his marriage, is now under investigation by federal prosecutors, the FBI and the city’s top sex crimes cops.
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DCJS is responsible for maintaining New York's Sex Offender Registry, which provides New Yorkers information about sex offenders living in their communities.
There are three levels of sex offenders – Level 1 (low risk of re-offense), Level 2 (medium risk of re-offense) and Level 3 (high risk of re-offense); risk level is set by a judge after a court hearing.
Also featured are three survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and a demonstration by an FBI Special Agent who details the dangers of online chat rooms. Edelgard Wulfert, professor of psychology at the University at Albany, also offers insight into how child molesters operate, how they manipulate children and families – and why, all too frequently, parents refuse to believe their own child. Stanford, director of the New York State Office of Victim Services.
Level 1 offenders are required to register for a minimum of 20 years and Level 2 and 3 offenders for life (view details).