After William Morgan was convicted for raping a 14 year old girl, he served 11 years in prison and was released.  Suffolk County sent him to live at Brook Motel in West Babylon, where as many as a dozen sex offenders also lived.  Morgan attacked another 14 year old and is again in prison for forcible touching.  Standing in front of the motel, lawmakers outlined legislation that might have prevented Morgan's second sex attack in 2004.  Lawmakers were called on to pass the Senate Civil Confinement Bill, which would protect the public from violent sex offenders by requiring the offenders to be housed in facilities after their prison terms.  The offenders also would receive psychiatric care.  Laura Ahearn of Parents for Megan's law blamed Albany politics for stalling the passage of state civil confinement laws.  Twenty-two states have adopted similar legislation.  Ahearn said Morgan's sex attack in 2004 inspired most of the civil confinement dialogue on Long Island.  He was released from prison seven years early, and less than a year later, he was walking down the street and he attacks a 14 year old girl, she said.  This is going on in every community in New York.

(New York)