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Man facing charges is found dead

2014-02-14T22:00:00Z 2014-02-18T15:00:22Z Man facing charges is found dead Glens Falls Post-Star
February 14, 2014 10:00 pm

QUEENSBURY -- A West Glens Falls man who was arrested this week for allegedly sexually abusing a child was found dead in his home Friday afternoon, hours after his release from jail.

Police said there was no foul play in the death of Levi S. Andrews, 49, of Briwood Circle.

He was found in his mobile home after co-workers at a restaurant where he worked contacted police because he did not show up Friday, Warren County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Stockdale said.

Andrews posted bail and was released Thursday from Warren County Jail.

He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, after a 10-year-old boy who knows Andrews awoke to find him seated on his bed touching him inappropriately, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy’s mother went to the boy’s room and spotted Andrews on the bed, and police were called, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Andrews was a friend of the family and was visiting the home, police said.

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  1. amandallynn
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    amandallynn - February 15, 2014 12:55 pm
    Kf4113...whats sad is your whole comment is based on the fact that the predator didn't get evaluated as he should have to determine whether he could hurt himself or someone else, obviously he is capable of hurting someone else, thats why he is there,a child no less. Frankly,I would prefer my tax dollars NOT go to continued "mental evaluation" for a child molester, or go to the payroll of an extra C.O. to watch him so he doesn't" hurt himself" ,I would rather it go to the council of the victim and their family. We pay tax for children to get an education, tax so they can be fed through food stamps,and so on,I.dont want to pay tax to rehabilitate the sick individuals who prey on them and destroy their lives, he did us all a favor.
  2. kf4113
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    kf4113 - February 15, 2014 8:54 am
    When people come into jail they're given a suicide screening to assess whether they're at risk to harm themselves or someone else. This man was high risk for suicide because of the nature of his crime and should have been evaluated very carefully by trained mental health staff in addition to the initial screening given by jail staff. If he wasn't placed on suicide watch upon entering the jail he very likely should have been. In that case, he would have gone to GFH for another mental health evaluation before being released. Sadly, all the above precautions could have occurred and the man still suicided. Terrible, all the way around. I hope the child and the families get the help they deserve.
  3. temptedsniper
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    temptedsniper - February 15, 2014 8:09 am
    I agree very sad story. I however disagree with the deep therapy comment newshound made. people who molest children that have not yet reached puberty cannot be rehabilitated they have no choice other then NEVER having the emotional release that sex provides and that is close to impossible over an entire lifetime. the predators that do have a choice are the ones that are attracted to kids that have reached puberty (which is normal) but have no cares about the moral implications of talking a 13 year old into having sex these people can be punished and/or taught not to pursue such young people. The article does not mention how this predator died but obviously either he or someone else did him a favor as prison on and off for his entire life was all he had ahead of him as there is no treatment available and he would have been unable to stop. WHETHER IT'S HIS FAULT OR NOT IS NOT RELEVANT IF WE WANT TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE. GIVE THEM A CHOICE LIFE IN PRISON(INHUMANE) OR PAINLESS DEATH.
  4. newshound1
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    newshound1 - February 15, 2014 6:09 am
    sad all around. the child must be harmed. mom worried she missed this. sad she reported a friend. most likely he was also abused..most abused were also abused....just tragic. i do think we need to put child abusers in deep therapy not just prison. to be sexually attracted to children when it is so forbidden must be some burden. but as someone said...having abnormal thoughts is normal. acting on them is not.

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