Sex offenders must have chaperone when leaving Westchester shelters

Westchester County Executive Andy Spano announced an initiative to monitor dangerous sex offenders living in homeless shelters in the county.

Spano says beginning October 1, Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders living in county-run homeless shelters must be accompanied by a chaperone whenever they leave the shelter. If the person refuses, they can be kicked out of the shelter permanently.

Meanwhile, the shelter near the Westchester Airport is scheduled to be moved to Valhalla in December. The move has caused some public outcry and has become an issue in the county executive race. However, Spano says his proposal has nothing to do with the planned move.

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