I'm hoping there are some lawyers or others who may know NYS law out there. I recently learned an employee I hired did not disclose he had been convicted of a crime in the past seven years (a very specific question on the job app). I discovered it because I was on my county's sheriff's website where it lists ALL sex offenders registered with this office. He was listed as a Level 1 (lowest risk of repeating the crime, I believe). After I asked him about his conviction, he wanted to know how I found out. I simply told him that he was listed on the website which I check regularly. He told me that was ILLEGAL for the county to do b/c he's only a Level 1, and he is protected and his name & picture "cannot" be listed anywhere for public access. He said he'll talk to his probation officer and they're going to file a complaint. Does anyone know if this is true about Level 1 offenders? Can they be listed on a public site?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Money & Work
If he has to register I would think that he would have to be listed on the site. Call your local police station and ask.
Answer by JAIRATRACI at 11:28 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Answer by Adelicious at 11:41 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Not sure about NY, but where I live you are a registered sex offender whether you have a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Does your application ask if the person has been convicted of a crime or convicted of a felony? His charge is likely a misdemeanor if he is a level one, so if your question was asking if he was convicted of a felony he answered truthfully. I would find out about the specifics of the charge. I am a counselor and work with sex offenders. I have some who were 19 and the girl said she was of age when she was not. There is a huge difference between that and a person being a child molester. I have some men that I counsel that really should not be considered sex offenders. It really downplays the seriousness of the ones who do rape and molest woman and children.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Apr. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Apr. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Apr. 9, 2010