SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER
South Shore Press
Lawrence O'Connell, a 52 year old sex offender, was arrested on Whiskey Road in MiddleIsland and was charged with Failure to Register. Sex Offenders in New York State are requiredto report address changes within 10 days. O'Connell's registered address in 2001 was BellevueMen's Shelter in New York City but it was discovered that he never lived there. He wasarrested in 1983 and convicted in 1984 for Rape 1st degree and served an 18 year prison sentencefor raping a 6 month old baby. He was released from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 2001.