Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Underwood are ignoring the safety of the disabled and refuse to remove convicted sex offenders from group homes
ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation was established by civil rights and disability rights advocate Michael Carey to protect our most vulnerable, which includes all people with disabilities. Thousands of people with developmental disabilities are being sexually assaulted and raped within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health agencies and group homes and rarely are there ever any criminal prosecutions. The cover-ups are happening all of the time because Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed sex crimes to be internally reported, instead of reported to 911 call systems so local police can respond and arrest the sexual predators. The State’s MO, if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. The cover-ups of sexual assaults and rapes in New York State’s mental health care system overseen by Governor Cuomo are massive in scope.
On top of almost all sexual assaults and rapes of our most vulnerable being covered-up, Governor Cuomo and his agencies for years have been unconscionably placing convicted sex offenders in these State and private facilities and group homes. The Commissioners of the Department of Corrections and the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and anyone else involved are directly endangering the safety and welfare of incompetent individuals which is a class E felony in New York State.
These agencies are operating almost identically to the Catholic Church in their internal handling of sex crimes. These illegal practices must be stopped now.
“A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree when he knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself because of physical disability, mental disease or defect.
Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree is a class E felony.”
Other state and federal laws require safe living environments for all individuals with disabilities that are free from abuse and neglect. Everyone knows that it is gross neglect to place sexual predators in homes with our most vulnerable and a recipe for sexual assaults and rapes.
These statements have been released by New York State Senator Rob Ortt who is also the Mental Health Committee Chairman;
“According to the report, these sex offenders are being placed in homes without notice, raising concerns about how widespread this occurrence may be.”
“This practice must stop immediately,” said Ortt. “In no circumstance should the most vulnerable members of our society be placed in the same home as individuals convicted of preying on the vulnerable. The Level of government incompetence displayed here is astonishing.”
Marc Molinaro who is the candidate for governor in New York State said on Twitter “This is criminal” and then in an official statement to media it is quoted “Marc Molinaro says placing sex offenders among the general population of disabled people violates a state law, which is a felony.”
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has written Attorney General Underwood and has called for investigations and a full accounting of convicted sex offenders in group home with the disabled.
“Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) is calling for an immediate investigation into news reports that the Cuomo Administration is actively placing convicted sex offenders among the general population of state-run group homes and facilities for the disabled. In a letter to the Attorney General, Rep. Tenney also requested a full accounting of any convicted sex offenders who have already been placed in state-run homes for the disabled.”
Michael Carey has written and called Attorney General Underwood and there has been no written responses as of yet or any returned phone calls from the Attorney General regarding stopping these illegal practices that directly endangers our most vulnerable. Attorney General Underwood's main job is to protect and ensure equal rights for all New Yorkers. To date over four dozen convicted sex offenders illegally placed to live in group homes with the disabled have been located and less than ten percent of counties have been looked at so far from a partial list of facilities.
Washington County District Attorney Anthony Jordan has also written Attorney General Underwood regarding investigating these crimes.
Here is what a convicted sexual predator and pedophile said of New York State’s mental health care system, it is “a predators dream.”
"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."
Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Underwood and his agency heads involved continue to remain silent. Numerous calls for the governor and attorney general to stop these illegal placements and for the immediate removal of all convicted sex offenders from group homes have been ignored. There is a clear appearance that there is no regard for the safety or equal rights of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. It is time for the top New York State officials involved in these criminal activities and the criminal cover-ups of almost all reported sexual assaults and rapes by Cuomo’s Justice Center abuse hotline to be held accountable. The purposeful placement of convicted sex offenders to live in the same homes with people with disabilities violates State and federal laws, it is illegal. These civil rights atrocities and crimes must be swiftly investigated by the US Department of Justice.
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