William Ferebee, a 57 year old Jamaica man, was arrested for sexually abusing an 11 year old girl while she slept in her home. Ferebee, an acquaintance, is charged with sexual abuse, performing a criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child.
(Queens, New York)
Daily Herald/Burt Constable
Douglas E. Day, a 44 year old paroled child molester, says of the concerned neighbors whocheered when police announced he had left their Gurnee subdivision, They’ll hound me wherever Igo, I can move, but then sooner or later, they’ll find out and run me out of town there, too. It’sjust going to start all over again. Day was on probation for molesting three young girls whenevidence of a fourth molestation wound up sending him to prison in 1997. He was labeled anindividual we considered to be very dangerous
City Councilman Eric Gioia has begun pushing for tougher punishments for sex offenders who hide their addresses from law enforcement. Under the state Megan’s Law, a sex offender is charged with a misdemeanor the first time he or she fails to notify officials of a current address. The charge jumps to a felony only for a second violation. Gioia argues that it should be one strike and you’re out.
Governor Pataki went to war with Assemblyman Sheldon Silver yesterday after lawmakers failed to pass a proposal by the governor to keep the state’s most dangerous sex offenders locked up in psychiatric centers after their release from prison. If a recently freed rapist strikes again, Pataki wants to make one thing clear: It’s going to be Sheldon Silver’s fault.
(Albany, New York)