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REPORT: Sex Offender Too Close To Batavia Bus Stop For Parent

Batavia Public School officials have moved one of its bus stops on the west side. The stop was located in front of the home of a convicted sex offender, according to the Aurora Beacon-News.

A Batavia bus stop will be relocated after a family's concern that a sex offender lives next to the stop.

The convicted sex offender lives on the 500 block of Carlisle Road. He is located near , but he is outside the required 500-foot perimeter offenders must maintain away from school property, according to an article in the Aurora Beacon-News.

The family, which has children that want to walk to school in the neighborhood, learned about the offender's residence and contacted . The offender's address was registered in May 2010, according to the article.

To read the full story, click here.

To view the Batavia Police Department's information on current sex offenders living in the city, click here.

Amy Gibbons July 08, 2011 at 04:36 PM
This is ludicrous, It is extremely rare for a sex offender to grab a child in broad daylight when a bunch of kids or people are around. In fact it is less than 1% of the sex crimes. Educate yourselves people. The most dangerous persons for your kids are the ones known to them; grandpa, father, uncle, cousin, next door neighbor, etc. And even then they do not kill. Educate your child about what is appropriate and what is not appropriate. Do not hide your heads in the sand and pretend this does not exist and wholly rely on stranger danger because stranger danger is rare.
Janice July 08, 2011 at 07:33 PM
The sex offender registry does NOT reduce recidivism. it does NOT make our kids safer. It is a "feel-good" program used to trick the tax payer into funneling more money to the state. If the numbers show that children are not safer because of the registry, why would anyone continue shed their hard earned money to continue it? I'm so tired of giving the government more money and getting nothing in return!! Are people so used to being spoon fed by the 500 channels on TV that they no longer judge a bill on it's actual RESULTS? If a politician says lets pass a bill for education, and then just throws the money he collected from you down a well, would you blindly just give that money because education in general is good? Perhaps even worse, would you do it again and AGAIN??? If anyone wants to pay for something that doesn't work, I've got a TV in my basement for you, lol. (Look at the study for yourself and see how your politicians have swindled you in to paying for another program that doesn't work by playing on your fears:  http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf ) ....this is the government's OWN funded study. The same government that says we need to do more of what doesn't work!! If we put aside the debate of monster vs. misguided and just look at it from the standpoint of success vs. failure, then we all should abolish the registry because it doesn't make our kids safer.

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