Sex Offenders Removed From Group Home In West Seneca

06.06.16 | Bob Price

West Seneca residents found relief Sunday after officials announced the removal of seven sex offenders from two group homes on Leydecker Road. 

The sex offenders were placed in the group homes during the middle of the night in December of 2014 without any notification. 

The homes are in close proximity to the towns most populated park. 

New York State Assemblyman Mickey Kearns said one of the individuals has been placed in a group home in North Collins, but it’s unclear where the others will be placed.

Residents told News 4 they are happy the sex offenders are out of their neighborhoods, but they feel bad that another community will have to deal with this issue.

Kearns said these high level sex offenders were very dangerous. He said the caretakers could never be left alone and always worked in pairs.

The caretakers worked for a non-profit which many residents questioned the level of training they had.

“These were very dangerous people. We have documentation where workers were working here were attacked. We know that there were people here putting many of these workers in danger. Not only were the neighbors in danger at certain times with the proximity of a park and we don’t want that to happen again,” said Kearns.

Officials say they were notified about the removal of the sex offenders by the police department. They say it will take 30 days before their new locations are posted.