West Seneca, NY - The fight to reveal how the state moved sex offenders into two group homes in West Seneca without telling the community is headed to the other side of the state.
Tuesday, a judge granted the state's Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the department in charge of group homes, a change of venue in the legal battle to reveal the state's policy on housing and moving sex offenders. Instead of being heard in Erie County, the case is headed to Albany County.
The decision left neighbors frustrated.
"I have small children. I have young boys. It's a very unnerving feeling," said Mary Ross.
Seven registered sex offenders live in the two group homes across the street from Ross and her family in West Seneca on Leydecker Road. The state moved the men there without telling the community.