Examining the levels of the sex offender registry none May 11, 3: The most important reality about sex offenders that holds true anywhere in the country is that they're not Chester the molester or the stranger in a trench coat.
In most cases they are people you or your children know. They are people you thought you could trust. As one expert explained, some of them are not as bad as you fear, and some are worse than you'll ever know. One sex offender on probation in Westchester County is failing a polygraph test, for the second time. The polygraph shows he's had multiple victims, and officers suspect one may have been his daughter.
He then got the bad news from the polygrapher and his probation officer. Polygraphs are relatively new in sex offender treatment. Westchester's program also includes mandatory group therapy. There's also intense supervision, Eyewitness News followed along as probation officers visited a level 2 registered sex offender. A lot had been made of the levels which range from 1 to 3. Level 3's and 2's are listed on the online state registry, which you can check, but not level 1's.
Only police departments know about them. The levels are determined by a judge in the sex offender court right after sentencing. It's based on a point system that considers factors such as use of violence and the age of the victim. But those levels don't tell the whole story. You can have a level one sex offender or even someone who isn't required to be listed as dangerous who is very dangerous, and you will never know about them. The truth usually only comes out in time, long after the court process, through confidential treatment where additional crimes cannot come back to haunt them.
Eyewitness News had a conversation with a level 1 sex offender. I had 19 other victims in total. I knew their age. That's something that they're going to have to live with. Absolutely," said the Sex Offender. I mean I acknowledge that I'm guilty of it. You may also e-mail us at the.