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Concerns rise over sex offenders living close to Albany schools

December 15, 2018 12:57 PM

There are concerns of sex offenders living too close to schools in Albany, which is against the law.

The city found out in early November a handful of registered sex offenders appear to be living within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare. One of them is Harry Bonilla according to members of the Jonathan Carey foundation. Bonilla is the suspect in an attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl a couple weeks ago.

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Records show two previous convictions involving minors, listing Bonilla as a level 3 sex offender under supervision until May 2026. The registry also indicates his address is 650 feet away from a daycare on schoolhouse road which, if true would be a violation of the law.

NewsChannel 13 obtained an email sent November 1st to mayor Kathy Sheehan and her chief of staff, giving them a heads up.

A response from her office on November 21st  states only three offenders could have restrictions on where they lived, with one jailed on a parole violation. 

NewsChannel 13 has reached out to the Mayor's office for a word. 
 

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Muneib Chater

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