Sex Offender Registry Changes In Ny

11.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s sex offender registry will now display multiple photographs of convicted offenders, in an effort to make them more recognizable to law enforcement and the public. Multiple photos of the offenders will now be posted to the state registry and subdirectory as they become available. Ultimately, the goal is to have multiple photos of every registered offender. Prior to the change, only one photo of a sex offender was included. There are currently more than 36-thousand registered sex offenders in new york state, classified by risk level. High level offenders must have their picture updates every few years and those on parole must be photographed if their appearance has changed.