Our family feels reassured a sexual predator will not be placed in our son Scott's group home in Gansevoort. Thank you to Don Lehman at The Post-Star, Emily Burkhard at WNYT, Assemblywomen Carrie Woerner, Sen. Betty Little, Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo, Washington County District Attorney J. Anthony Jordan. Without all of you coming forward this would not have happened.
Our story though does not end here, it is much bigger. Convicted sexual felons are already placed in other group homes in New York state. Michael Carey, a long time advocate for those with disabilities, feels the commissioner of the State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and the director of the New York State Justice Center must take responsibility for their actions. The protection of disabled adults in group homes has been ignored in an attempt to empty New York state maximum security prisons.
We need continued support from law enforcement, elected officials, the media, and the public to make this stop.
Sharon Ashe, Hudson Falls